Sergio Ramos calls for major changes at Sevilla as salary cap set to be slashed in half

Sevilla defender Sergio Ramos may be preparing for his last ever game at the club, having returned last summer to anchor the team's defense in a season in which their ship has weathered many storms. However, it seems that the budget they will have to do this will be minimal.

Los Nervionenses will finish in 11th and 16th depending on how results go on the final weekend of the season, but what is confirmed is that it will be the first season in a decade in which they have not qualified for Europe. While their Europa League win took them to the Champions League last summer, they were two seasons where their league form looked closer to relegation material than Europa League material.

“Many things have to change. We have shown face to face with children who come with a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of hunger, and in order to fight the war, I want people like this to stand up, suffer and feel the colors of the situation that this club is currently in,” Ramos said, Diario AS.

Regarding his future, Ramos was less frank, saying the following.

“I live from day to day, as my father told me, enjoying every moment as if it were the last.”

This could be his last game for the club against Barcelona on Sunday evening, and he has been heavily linked with a move to Major League Soccer, especially FC San Diego.

According to Relevo, sporting director Victor Orta will work with very reduced resources. Their salary cap as of February was €152 million, but they expect it to drop next season to around €75 million, less than half of their current total salary.

That would require cuts, and Marcos Acuna, Youssef En-Nesyri and Suso have deals until 2025, but are expected to leave. Rafa Mir, Adnan Januzaj, Joan Jordaan, Tanguy Nyanzou and Marcao are all on their way out of the club.

It looks bleak for Sevilla, who are still searching for a new manager to join them this summer, after Quique Sanchez Flores' exit was confirmed. Sevilla looked as if they would select Osasuna coach Jagoba Arrasate, but now Diego Martinez and Garcia Pimienta are gaining strength as options.


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