Manchester City are the second favourites to sign Ramos as they look to further strengthen their defence. Signing the likes of Ramos would bring a more experienced presence to City’s current centre back partnership of John Stones and summer signing Ruben Dias, alike that of Vincent Kompany who was instrumental in City’s last title win in 2018/19. This could see a chain reaction in City’s defence, with Nathan Ake being utilised more often as a left-back, an area of the pitch which is arguably the Citizens’ weakest.
Pep Guardiola does tend to sign Spanish players in general, with the likes of Nolito, Angelino, Rodri and Ferran Torres all joining since his move to the Etihad, and is no stranger in signing more experienced ones, as he did when Xabi Alonso joined his Bayern Munich side in the summer of 2014.
City have the odds of 11/1 to sign Real’s captain.