Dimitar Berbatov says Sergio Ramos could be a Thiago Silva-like signing for Manchester United.
Silva has impressed in the Premier League after joining Chelsea in the summer following his release from PSG, acting as an experienced head in the Blues’ defence.
Meanwhile, there are once again question marks over Ramos’ future at Real Madrid, with the 34-year-old’s contract at the La Liga champions set to expire at the end of the season.
United have been regularly linked with Ramos when contract negotiations with Real Madrid have dragged on in the past and there has once again been talk of a potential move to Old Trafford.
Despite his advancing years, Berbatov feels he could still be a useful signing for the Reds.
Speaking to Betfair, Berbatov argued he could be a similar sort of player to Silva should United sign him.
Berbatov said: “There has been a lot of speculation about the future of Sergio Ramos, according to reports both the player and club are yet to come to an agreement on a new contract.
“With Ramos 34-years-old, they are probably fighting over a one year or two-year contract.
“Thiago Silva, who is even older at 36 years-old has proven that it is never too late to move to the Premier League and so far it is working out well for the Brazilian.
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“I’m sure if Ramos wanted to move to a club like United then it would work out well for him too. He’s in great shape, he’s still a world-class defender and in my opinion there’s still a lot of football left in him.
“I see him as a Real Madrid player, however, and I think player and club will find a solution and he will stay.
“I’ll be surprised if he leaves, but if things don’t work out then I’m sure a lot of clubs will be interested in him.”