“Ramos Has Become an Obsession”By: Martha | January 2nd, 2008
They may spend most of their time making things up, but it’s hard to deny that the people at Marca have a way with words, even when those words are fed through Google translate. Today, they’re banging on again about Milan’s obsession with one Sergio Ramos, something they seem prepared to do every two months, just to keep things interesting.
The ostensible reason for the return of this story — apart, I mean, from Milan’s ancient defense, and that whole transfer window thing — is that Ramos supposedly is looking for a raise, despite having signed a new, long-term deal less than a year ago. If this is true, we’re probably looking a whole lot more articles like this one, in which Ramos says he’s not going to leave but doesn’t want to talk about contracts during the season (nudge, nudge) and former Milan and Real man Arrigo Sacchi’s constant pimping is mentioned, along with Milan’s offer for Ramos when he left Sevilla, and the fact that he’s been compared to Paolo Maldini more than once.
Needless to say, because of things ranging from Ramos’ godlike status at the Bernabeu to the contract through 2013; from the inevitable demand for Kaka in exchange to the €150 million release clause, this conversation is bound to end in heartbreak for Milan, who at best are going to be the hot new date used to make the long-term girlfriend realize what she’s missing. (Not that Milan will ever admit being interested in the first place.)