Ramos signs new 5-year Real Madrid deal
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has ended speculation surrounding his future by signing a new five-year deal with the Spanish giants, the club confirmed on Monday.
Ramos had been courted by Manchester United during a standoff in negotiations between his representatives and Madrid president Florentino Perez over the Spanish international s salary with his previous deal set to expire in 2017. However, the club said in a statement he will remain "tied to the club for the next five seasons." Both Ramos and Perez will appear at a press conference to mark the renewal at 1:30pm local time (1130GMT) at the club s Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
According to Spanish media reports, Ramos will earn up to 10 million euros ($11.1 million, £7.1 million) a season. United and Madrid have been locked in transfer talks all summer with Real still hopeful of landing Ramos s international teammate David de Gea before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.
Ramos is now Madrid s longest serving player having signed from Sevilla 10 years ago as a 19-year-old and will be club captain for the first time this season after Iker Casillas s 18-year career at the Bernabeu came to an end when he joined Porto last month.