A lot of Arsenal fans might be getting quite excited about the possibility of the Gunners being able to sign the Real Madrid and Spain international star Sergio Ramos during the current January transfer window, after a report in the Metro today revealed that the Spanish defender was keen on a transfer to the Premier League.
But even if Ramos really does want to leave La Liga and Real Madrid, and even if he was keen on joining Arsenal, I think that Arsene Wenger should steer well clear for a couple of reasons. First of all, I do appreciate that Ramos is a very good defender and he even chips in with plenty of goals at the other end of the pitch as well.
And we do really need a top class defender, but what is the point in having a player like that and him not being available? The harsh truth about Ramos is that he is a liability on the discipline front. Even in Spain, where the big clubs get generous referee decisions most of the time, the Madrid man is constantly getting booked, sent off and giving away penalties and free kicks.
At Arsenal, where we do not get the benefit of friendly referees, Ramos would always be putting us and himself in trouble. He is already on an amazing 12 yellow cards this season, from just 23 games and it has been the same story year after year. Last season he saw 14 yellows and three reds in La Liga and the Champions League.
It is clear that he does not learn from his mistakes, so no matter how good a defender he is, Wenger should not even consider reacting to this latest Arsenal transfer rumour. Do you agree?