11 goal, 4 assist suggested Arsenal and Chelsea target may be sold by Bundesliga club

Bild has suggested Hertha Berlin may be ready to sell Adrian Ramos if he doesn't sign a new contract.

German newspaper Bild has run a report today which suggests Hertha Berlin will put striker Adrian Ramos up for sale if he refuses to consider a new contract with the Bundesliga club.

The 27-year-old Colombian has been a stand out performer at the club, grabbing attention for a good record this season of 11 goals and four assists from 17 appearances.

He’s been suggested as a possible stop gap forward for the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea who have a need for attacking support up front ahead of the second half of the season.

As things stand his current deal with Hertha Berlin expires in the summer of 2015, which has prompted the German side to try and sort out his long term future, something which could prove to be difficult.

“Can Hertha hold onto the top scorer in the Bundesliga? An internal decision puts Adrian Ramos up for sale, if he does not want to renew his contract expiring in 2015,” reads the opening of the report.

The player himself in the same report suggests that he will give his current employers every chance to work out a new deal which ticks the boxes of the terms he’s asked for.

“The terms and conditions – it has to fit everything! - have at Hertha 2015 contract, just do my job and try to bring power. I can say that in Berlin and with Jos Luhukay I feel very comfortable. Where I will play in the future but I do not know,” said Ramos.

The problem his club have is that they could keep him, which is their right as they own him, but his value is decreasing all the time.

If Hertha go down that route and gamble that he’ll sign a contract in the summer or at some point next season, the number of clubs interested will decrease as they are likely to have moved on, plus they risk the chance he could walk away for free altogether.

It’s definitely a set of negotiations to keep an eye on this month.

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