Real Madrid have confirmed that star defender Sergio Ramos is on the verge of signing a new deal with the club later in the day at a gala ceremony.
The transfer saga linking the player to Manchester United all summer has finally been put to rest, after the club tweeted:
The statement released by Los Blancos stated that Ramos will stay with the club for the next five seasons and his signing will take place at an event at the Santiago Bernabéu's presidential box. The event will be presided by Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez.
United fans have reacted to the development with sarcasm.
Loooool Sergio Ramos. Great work from his agent to link him to United so he could get a new deal. Ripped United a whole new one in hopes ???— Özilexis (@MesutOzilexis) August 17, 2015
Sergio Ramos and Cristiano are the only players to have a ceremony in the presidential area when renewing their contracts. [as]— SB (@Realmadridplace) August 17, 2015
Sergio Ramos' extension probably means that David De Gea will see out his contract. Glad this saga is over and everyone can move on now.— RedManc (@theUnitedManc) August 17, 2015
Sergio Ramos extends contract with Real Madrid, and probably sends a watch direction Old Trafford to thank United for helping him to do so— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) August 17, 2015