Real Madrid Transfer News: Perez confirms Madrid's interest in Hazard and Ramos' desire to leave
What's the story?
Real Madrid's controversial President, Florentino Perez recently gave an interview to Onda Cero, a major Spanish radio network, about his intent for the upcoming transfer window.
In case you didn't know
Florentino Perez has been Real Madrid's president on more than one occasion, and was the man who initially brought in Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009, for a-then record £80 million.
However, when Ronaldo sensationally departed from Los Blancos, many reports suggested it was largely because of clashes with Perez.
The heart of the matter
During the interview, Perez confirmed that Real Madrid captain and world class centre back, Sergio Ramos had requested to leave Real Madrid on a free transfer to China.
Perez said “They (Ramos and his agent) came to see me in my office and told me they had a very good offer from China but the league rules over there wouldn't permit them to pay the transfer fee."
As we can see from Florentino Perez's comments, the issue with the deal is that it would have to be for free, and given that Ramos could still be sold for quite a lot of money, it makes it questionable whether this will happen.
Perez did confirm this issue by explaining that “What was I going to tell him? We said this couldn't happen but we'd speak to the club to satisfy him but that Real Madrid could not afford to let its captain leave for free as that would set a terrible precedent for other players.”
Although it seems this China deal seems unlikely, this is an interesting development for the Spaniard, as he was recently linked to join Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin, but it seems that Ramos may be lured by the absurd money of the Chinese Leagues.
Perez also talked about his desires in bringing in players to Real Madrid, as well as discussing Ramos' potential departure.
He specifically mentioned Belgian star, Eden Hazard who has been linked with Los Blancos for quite a few years now.
Perez commented that "I am very interested in him coming to Real Madrid and I am very hopeful that he will come this year. He is one of the best in the world.”
This deal seems almost inevitable as many feel that the Europa League final will be Eden Hazard's last in a Chelsea shirt.
The Belgian was even reported as saying “My first trophy at Chelsea was the Europa League, so it would be a nice last trophy.” So it seems almost certain, that it will be his final game.
It seems that for a number of the major European football clubs that they are not content with their current squads, and it seems fair to say, that we should expect some huge transfer moves across all of the Top 5 leagues.