Benitez coy on Ramos speculation

Date published: Tuesday 23rd June 2015 2:22

Ramos, 29, has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford with the latest reports suggesting United are preparing an offer of £22million plus David De Gea to lure Ramos to the Premier League.

New Real boss Benitez has played a straight bat to the speculation though and in an interview on the La Liga giant’s website he revealed he will decide the futures of several of his players after reviewing the season with them.

“The fans are wondering whether we’re going to see changes to the positions of certain players,” Benitez told

“My backroom team and I have been following the players and have been in contact with them from the first moment.

“So, firstly I have to say that the attitude to their work that they’ve all shown me, Sergio, Iker, Cristiano, Bale, Pepe, Varane, everyone, has been excellent.

“The first thing I’ve done is listen, find out what went well and not so well last year, their impressions, what in their opinion could be improved and what they’d like to be done.

“I’ve done the same with all the technical staff and professionals at the club and, with all that information, once all together we’ll decide what’s best for the team and for every one of them.

“They’ve all shown a very good attitude to their work and I’ve conveyed to them that the technical staff will be there for them for anything they need.”

With regards to Real’s team shape next season, Benitez was equally as coy, but did admit there will be new signings.

“Of course there will be,” he said when asked about new recruits.

“In terms of who’ll play and where, as I said, we have to get together, train together, and then we’ll decide,” he added.

“Contrary to what is being said, Iker, Sergio, Cristiano, Isco, Bale, none of them are “demanding” to play here or there, among other reasons because we haven’t yet decided the most appropriate system with which to try to get the most out of each player. They have to feel at ease on the pitch to give us the best they can.”

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