For years, since the dominant, powerful partnership of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, Manchester United have longed for a leader to guide their youthful defence.
Following relentless rumours linking Valencia's Nicolas Otamendi and Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels to the Red Devils, it has emerged that United are most keen to bring in Sergio Ramos to lead them back to glory.
Sky Sports' Graham Hunter revealed that United had put in an initial bid of £28.6 million. Furthermore Hunter had suggested that the 29-year-old Spaniard has indicated to his current employers that he wanted to make the move to Old Trafford.
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Although an offer in this region is unlikely to be accepted, should the player want to push through a move to the English club it is thought that a fee of at least £45 million may be on the cards.
If the move did happen it would be viewed as a massive coup for Louis van Gaal's men. Ramos would be a certainty in the heart of the defence and would be able to guide whichever young defender was chosen to partner him.
Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Paddy McNair are all candidates to be paired with the experienced Spain international. Not only on the pitch would he convey a sense of calmness and help to assure the youngsters, but also at the Carrington training ground he would be able to play an instrumental role in furthering the development of his more inexperienced colleagues.
Ramos would also aid fixing the shaky United defence, which relied heavily on David de Gea during the last campaign, and with the potential transfer of De Gea to Madrid, a defender with the experience of the Spaniard would be ideal.
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