Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is expected to be handed a contract extension in the summer. The defender will also have to live up to the demands of a new contract as expectations are high on Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane.
The veteran center-back has established himself as one of the most consistent players at Santiago Bernabeu since he joined the club in 2005. He has been applauded by fans for the reliability he offers the team.
Ramos, 34, started his professional career with Sevilla and has carved a niche for himself as one of the influential figures in the round leather game. He has won multiple accolades in the sport and will easily pass for one of the best defenders the game has ever produced.
His contract will expire in 2021, with the defender already making 640 appearances for Real Madrid with 91 goals and 38 assists to his name from his position. He is arguably one of the best center-backs in the game today and can also deputize as a right-back if squad depth is an issue.
His qualities on and off the pitch have made him stand out and a report by The Real Champs has suggested that club president Florentino Perez will offer the captain a new contract.
The duration of the new contract will be between two to three years depending on how negotiations pan out with the defender.
The club are already looking ahead to prepare a replacement for the veteran when he leaves and have Eder Militao in their ranks as his potential successor.
Meanwhile, the La Liga is working out means for the safe return of the football action amid the coronavirus pandemic and Ramos will be looking forward to playing his role when Real Madrid commence hostilities with rivals Barcelona in the race for the 2019/20 La Liga title.