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Barcelona's Andres Iniesta comments on Sergio Ramos’ Real Madrid future amid speculation

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Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United.

Barcelona superstar Andres Iniesta has told reporters for the Spanish publication AS that he feels El Clasico rivals Real Madrid will refuse to let Sergio Ramos leave this summer.

The Spanish international defender’s future has dominated the headlines in Spain in recent weeks, with Sky Sports writer Graham Hunter stating the player’s desire to leave the La Liga giants.

As per a report in the BBC, Manchester United are keen on bring him to Old Trafford and submitted a £28.6 million bid, an offer which is believed to have been dismissed instantly.

Yet, as the saga revolving Sergio Ramos and the Red Devils rolls on, Barcelona superstar Andres Iniesta was asked for his thoughts on the matter during a training camp in Andorra.

"I’ve always said that Sergio is one of the best centre-backs around. He’s already in a great team and to be honest, I can’t see Madrid letting him leave", he explained, as reported by AS.

What are the chances of Real Madrid allowing Sergio Ramos to leave?

While a lot may hinge on Madrid’s interest in United shot-stopper David de Gea, the club know how much of a blow it will be to lose one of the best centre-backs in Europe.

Ramos has been a figurehead in the Spanish capital in recent years, and the club’s Champions League triumph in 2014 is largely indebted to the defender’s goals in the semi-final and the final.

Replacing him will be a mammoth task, and with an aging Pepe and a talented but still slightly inexperienced Raphael Varane for company, there isn’t much depth in real quality there.

While United have the financial power to prize Ramos away from Madrid, the club will see keeping holder of him far more valuable than the potential big-money transfer fee they could receive for his services.

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