Ramos: Bale’s price is set by the market
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos recently spoke to the press and admitted that the market has dictated the enormous price of Gareth Bale while also admitted his happiness with new manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Sergio Ramos is in Los Angeles taking part in Real Madrid’s preseason tour but took time to speak with the press regarding several issues but made it clear that the enormous fee being stated in bids for Gareth Bale is due to the current transfer market.
“I think the price is set by the market. It is important to get young people also and within a team like Madrid it is important to have a Spanish foundation. We have a group of veterans and youth and then big players but the club must decide if Bale must come. It is their decision.”
Sergio Ramos also spoke about new manager Carlo Ancelotti whom he believes is one of the best coaches in the world and the right hire for the Spanish club.
“It is very important that we [Real Madrid] have experienced coaches. He’s one of the best in the world. I have learned a lot from him and hopefully he can bring titles. The important thing is that we understand perfectly what we must do to have a good year.”
Ramos went on to admit that is “not bitter” over issues with former manager Jose Mourinho and wished him well but made it clear that under Ancelotti he “wakes up every day eager to learn.”
The Spanish international then turned his attention to the arrival of Isco who he believes will push Mesut Ozil and Kaka to be at their best.
“It’s good that young people come to the club and want to win trophies. Isco has made a difference can contribute a lot, but there are other great players. Both Ozil and Kaka will also find it difficult because everyone wants to play and here we must play the very best.”
Ramos also took the time to address the club’s academy system and praised the homegrown talents.
“There are a couple of them [homegrown players], not to take anything away from anyone, we have a clan of Castilla players in Morata, Jesse, Cheryshev … maybe they can take minutes and should not waste their chances.”
The Real Madrid defender concluded his interview by speaking about the improvements he can make personally to benefit the club.
“There are always things that can be improved. I think I gave everything but I want to continue to grow. Playing with the best players you can always learn more.”