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Fernando Hierro has told Real Madrid officials that they had better keep Sergio Ramos in their squad.

Real Madrid has been asked to retain Sergio Ramos in their squad. Fernando Hierro calling for "the best center-back in club history" to get a new contract at the Bernabeu side.

As it stands, the Merengue captain is heading for the exit at the Bernabeu as he has not extended the contract which expires at the end of the current season. The lack of an agreement with his management came as a surprise to many and some European clubs are now roaming around this experienced element. Hierro hopes that a compromise that will work for all parties can be found quickly.

"Sergio Ramos must end his career at a big club"

The Blancos legend, who was once a defender by trade himself, told El Confidencial of his world champion and ex-selection protégé: "I think we're very similar, both in our character and our way of being. We also have a very good relationship. Sergio is a legend at Real Madrid and I hope he ends his sports career at this club. I think players like him should end up at a big club. "

"Sportingly, he has conditions that I did not have and for me, he is the best central defender in the history of the club. It is clear to me because of everything he has represented and I'm happy for him, without a doubt, "he continued.

Few teams in Europe can match Ramos’s sporting and financial ambition, even though the Spain international is now 34 years old. Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United are among those who could sign him if the opportunity presents itself, with the Ligue 1 and Premier League heavyweights closely monitoring events in Madrid.

Ramos is a true icon at the Bernabeu. At the club since 2005, he has graced 668 appearances for Real, many as captain, and recorded an impressive 100 goals. He helped Los Blancos win five La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns while savoring World Cup and European Championship triumph in 178 outings for La Roja.

In the present, Ramos is currently treating a knee injury that required surgery, but he will return to help his training finish the 2020-2021 campaign well. Zinedine Zidane will be delighted to have the boss of his defense return.