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19th Jul 2015

La Liga expert Sid Lowe clarifies the Sergio Ramos situation

Nooruddean Choudry

Sid Lowe, the Guardian’s eminently reliable and well-versed La Liga correspondent, has attempted to unravel fact from fiction in regards to Sergio Ramos’ future.

Lowe is constantly asked for his opinion/information on the situation regarding a possible move to Manchester United for the Real club captain. On Sunday the sunset-loving journalist took to Twitter to clarify a few points.

The full monologue is below, but the main points are:

  • Manchester United want Ramos;
  • Ramos wants United (and United alone);
  • Real don’t want to sell and have turned down a bid;
  • Real have purposely set an unreasonable fee;
  • There is significant fan pressure on Real not to sell;
  • David de Gea can only join Real if Ramos swaps clubs.

Although none of this is particularly earth-shattering, the truth rarely is. In any case, it is refreshing to read the facts relayed in such clear, concise terms.