Real Madrid defender Pepe has no doubt that Sergio Ramos will remain at the club, despite interest from Manchester United.
Ramos has constantly been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu, with a transfer to Old Trafford as part of a deal that would see David de Gea go the other way apparently the most likely.
No such deal has yet been struck, despite de Gea’s apparent desire to play for Real Madrid, and it now appears that the Spain goalkeeper could remain in England and join the ten time European Cup winners for nothing next season.
Ramos, for his part, has apparently cooled off on the idea of playing in the Premiership, and Pepe believes that he has made his mind up to stay in Spain.
Speaking to reporters in China, where Real are currently on tour, the Portuguese said this:
“He (Ramos) seems good to me. It’s not going through anyone’s head that Sergio won’t be here with us.
“He’s our captain now. I’m sure he’ll be with us because he loves us and the club.”
Continuing, Pepe also dismissed any suggestion that he might be looking for a move away, as well as praise new manager Rafael Benitez:
“I’m very happy at Madrid. My renewal is up to the president and my agent, I want to be here for more years yet. I hope this is a good season.
“Every coach has his mentality and his way of making the team play. The team are working hard to take in what the boss says. We’re trying to absorb it and then do it on the pitch.
“He wants the team to work really hard and that’s what we try to do. In the little time we’ve had him, things have been going well, and we hope it continues.”
Real Madrid are due to play Inter Milan on Monday in their latest pre-season game.