Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos have handed in their transfer requests at Real Madrid According to reports in Spain the Real Madrid stars delivered the news in person to Real president Florentino Perez which could mean there is massive potential for two huge transfers this summer.
The transfer rumour mill is about to explode with PSG and Manchester United and Manchester City eager to strengthen their squads.
Real's1-0 defeat by neighbours Atletico Madrid last weekend leaves the Los Blanco’s 12 points behind leaders Barcelona and in third place in behind Atletico in La Liga.
It was shortly after the defeat at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium that the story of the transfer requests shocked the football world on Spanish TV programme El Chiringuito.
There have been constant rumours in the media of Ronaldo returning to United. He made his name at Old Trafford between 2003 and 2009 before his then-world record £80million pound move to Real5
The Portuguese scored 118 goals in 292 appearances for the Old Trafford side, and won three Premier League titles, three League Cups, one FA Cup and one Champions League in a trophy-laden spell with the club. He also won player of year titles and the Ballon d'Or with the club in 2008.
At Real Madrid Ronaldo has won La Decima, the tenth Champions league/European Cup for the Spanish giants and broken all sorts of scoring records in the process and two more Ballon d’Or’s in 2013 and 2014.
Ramos serves as captain for Real Madrid and is a rock in central defence, but also scores vital goals, notably the equaliser in 2013-14 Champions League final after which Real went on to hammer neighbours Atletico 4-1. Ramos is a proven star player and was included in the UEFA Team of the Year 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Both these star players would be missed in any side, the fans will surely not want Perez to let them leave. Ramos almost forced a move to Manchester United last summer, but this time it seems he means it. Otherwise why would they go so public. But like they say, no player is bigger than the club and especially a club like Real Madrid.