Sergio Ramos responds to Sacchi: I’m not motivated by money

The Italian had claimed that the centre-half is unhappy at being asked to take a pay cut by Real Madrid but the Spaniard says that this is not the case

Sergio Ramos has dismissed Arrigo Sacchi’s claim that the defender has not yet signed a new contract withReal Madrid because he is unhappy with the money on offer.

Sacchi had claimed in an interview with the Gazzetta dello Sport on Saturday that Sergio Ramos had told him that he wanted to commit his future to the European champions but that club president Florentino Perez was asking the defender to take a pay cut.

However, Sergio Ramos, who still has two-and-a-half years to run on his current Madrid deal, has now hit back via social media, insisting that the current impasse has nothing to do with money.

“With all due affection and respect to Sacchi, I’m not worried about my new contract,” the Spain international wrote.

“I’ve never been driven by money. My loved ones’ happiness and my own come above anything else.”

Sergio Ramos then supported his stance by posting a quotation from Benjamin Franklin.

“He that is of the opinion money will do anything may be suspected of doing anything for money.”

Sergio Ramos joined Madrid from Sevilla in 2005 for €27 million and the versatile centre-half has since helped the capital club win three Liga titles, two Copa del Rey crowns and one Champions League.