Bayern Munich were reportedly one of the clubs reportedly interested in signing Real Madrid veteran defender Sergio Ramos. Unfortunately for those hoping to see Ramos at the Allianz Arena, Sport Bild chief Christian Falk has dispelled these rumours — saying Bayern Munich have no interest in signing the veteran player right now:
Sergio Ramos has been at his club, Real Madrid, for virtually all of his career. The defender has won multiple Champions League titles while captaining the club and will definitely be seen as a legend. However, Ramos’ contract in Spain expires in the summer and there has been speculation recently that Ramos is looking to leaving Spain on a free transfer.
The potential transfer never really made sense from the point of view of the Bavarians. Firstly, Ramos is already an old-timer and would not provide long-term centre-back depth. Secondly and most importantly, Ramos demands incredible wages — widely reported to be in excess of €20 million gross (higher than Robert Lewandowski). Simply put, it would be incredibly foolish to break the wage structure for such a veteran and also offer him more than David Alaba was offered.
If Bayern really want a centre-back, they might as well just buy Dayot Upamecano for €40 million on much lower wages than Ramos and reap the benefits of the Frenchman’s youth in years to come.