Real Madrid’s nightmare has a full name: Sergio Ramos. The legendary center back and captain is finishing his contract in a few months, and seems to be decided to leave the club as a free agent. So, while the negotiations are going on to renew his link, the club scouts are already looking for potential replacements. And they have apparently found the perfect man.
34-year-old Ramos has already marked 15 seasons playing for the Spanish side, but it seems really unlikely that he could stay for another one wearing the all-white jersey. He has allegedly been contacted by Paris Saint-Germain’s board to move by the end of his contract.
After the report's claiming that a free transfer could bring David Alaba to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, more news came up from European media. Netherlands’ newspaper De Telegraaf suggested the Spanish side’s board is looking closely after the new sensation in Feyenoord’s defence.
The possible replacement for Sergio Ramos comes from Argentina, and it’s 23 years old. According to the Dutch publication, Feyenoord’s Marcos Senesi could be the man for Zinedine Zidane and his staff. He plays as a left wing or center back and is left-footed. His current release clause is €35 million ($42.3 million), but Real Madrid could pay up to $60.5 million to move him to Chamartín.
Senesi has played in a stellar team of Argentina in the 2017 Under 20 World Cup, alongside future stars like Villarreal’s Juan Foyth, River Plate’s Gonzalo Montiel, Bayer Leverkusen’s Exequiel Palacios, Atalanta’s Cristian Romero or Internazionale’s Lautaro Martinez. He scored a goal against Guinea in a 5-0 win. Then, he made his debut for the Under 23 team, but was not allowed by Feyenoord to take part in the Pre-Olympic Qualifying Tournament. U23 coach Fernando Batista considers him seriously for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics.