It’s been a rough ride for Real Madrid as of late. A third consecutive defeat at home to their fiercest rivals in Atleti, a new manager but little improvement in performances, and 12 points behind Barcelona in the race for the La Liga title – but things could be about to get even worse for Los Blancos.
According to Catalan paper SPORT, who cite El Chringuito, both Cristiano Ronaldo and captain Sergio Ramos have asked to leave Real Madrid in the summer.
The club have won just one La Liga trophy in seven years, a record which looks likely to grow with the current dominance of Barcelona.
Rumours of a Ronaldo departure have been rife for several years now, but Sergio Ramos has only been linked with a move away once in his Real career, when he seemed destined for a move to Manchester United but decided to sign a new deal instead.
The report claims that both Ronaldo and Ramos spoke to club president Florentino Perez and asked for his help in order to get their move away from the Bernabeu.
As a club already looking towards a mass clearout in the summer, arguably their two biggest players wanting to leave will come as a huge blow. Will they stay or will they go?