According to sources, Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is all set to sign a new deal later today. The deal will see him stay at the club till 2020 and the central defender will earn €10 million as per his new deal.
There were question marks over Ramos’ contract extension with Los Blancos that linked him for a transfer with English Premier League Giants Manchester United. But, the ten-time European Champions have cleared the air and have decided to give Ramos what he wanted.
Ramos was named as the skipper of the club after the departure of Iker Casillas to FC Porto and is loved by most of the Bernabeu faithful. This news will surely give the fans a treat before the start of the Spanish season on August 23.
After this new deal, only Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale will be paid more than the 29-year-old defender. Previously, Ramos, with €5.5 million was earning less than Karim Benzema, James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos.
Here is the list of top 10 earners at Real Madrid:
1) Cristiano Ronaldo: €17 million (R232 million)
2) Gareth Bale: €11 million (R156 million)
3) Sergio Ramos: €10 million (R142 million)
4) Karim Benzema: €8 million (R114 million)
5) James Rodriguez: €6 million (R85 million)
6) Toni Kroos: €6 million (R85 million)
7) Luka Modric: €4.5 million (R64 million)
8) Marcelo: €4 million (57 million)
9) Fabio Coentrao: €4 million (57 million)
10) Pepe: €3.8 million (54 million)