His 2015 renewal may have been an arduous and public process, but Sergio Ramos’ latest contract extension has been a lot simpler and he has actually already signed it.
The agreement between the player and Real Madrid came during last season and the signing was done in private, without alerting anybody.
Both the central defender and Florentino Perez understand each other well and both felt as though there was no need to make a public presentation of the new agreement, which will extend Ramos’ stay at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu through to June of 2021.
His close relationship with both the president and Zinedine Zidane has allowed the former Sevilla defender to take on a vital position at Los Blancos and, should he reach the expected end of his new contract, it will mark 16 years with the Spanish champions.
He arrived as a teenager and is now the captain, leading by example.
This extension will take Ramos into the category of Real Madrid’s highest-paid players, as he is alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in this regard.
A short announcement of the extension is expected in the coming days.