Man United transfers: Three reasons why Sergio Ramos would be good signing

Shona Duthie suggests three reasons why Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos would be a good Man United signing

Captain material

Sergio Ramos has played for Real Madrid since 2005. During this time, the Spain international has shown his commitment to win the ball, forged a dynamic defensive partnership with Pepe and has been a key player in the Los Blancos defence. He also has the ability to play in defensive midfield and right-back. So, the Spain international has many skill sets that would be beneficial to Manchester United. It has been suggested that Ramos is a world-class player and he would be the final piece that United need. In the 2014-15 season, he made 27 appearances, scored four goals plus one assist. The Spanish defender had a 90 per cent pass accuracy. He could easily slot into the captain’s role at Old Trafford and spur on the Red Devils should Wayne Rooney be absent for any reason.

Club and country honours

Not only has Ramos established himself at the heart of the Madrid defence, but he has also done the same for Spain. Making his debut for la Roja in 2005, he has won the Uefa European championship twice and the Fifa World Cup in 2010. His individual honours for these championships included the Fifa World Cup Dream Team and the Uefa Euro team of the tournament. For Real Madrid, he has won La Liga three times, the Copa del Rey twice and the Champions League. Ramos has an abundance of experience that would be beneficial to any side, particularly to United who are lacking in that area. He has already had a taste of what is it like to win trophies for club and country – and this could be an important factor as to why he would be a good signing.

Established defender

Ramos has commanded the Madrid defence for a decade, not to mention that he won La Liga’s best defender for three consecutive years. He also won La Liga breakthrough player of the year in 2005. It has been suggested that Ramos sometimes has his moments of madness and he does get emotional in games. However, when he is at his best, he gives everything that a defender can give. Ramos can be the head of the United defence, winning aerial duels and blocks frequently. Compared to the up-and-coming starlet Chris Smalling, Ramos won 81.8 per cent of his tackles in comparison to the Englishman’s 63.9 per cent. If manager Louis van Gaal were to sign Ramos, he would sign a defender that is more than capable of solving United’s defensive issues.

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