Liverpool given green light to sign 27-year-old Brazilian defender

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It’s only natural that clubs will see to the long term successor for a club legend after they start to force towards the end of their career, but it’s probably not a label the new joining will want.

Sergio Ramos will go down as a Real Madrid legend. Not only is he an excellent centre-back, but his tendency to score “Panenka” penalties and his incredible disciplinary record will make him impossible to replace.

It looks that Real Madrid are now actively seeking a new defender, and a report from HITC where they quote sources from Spain recommends that Sevilla’s Diego Carlos is the man they want.

Interestingly they go on to say that the Merseyside Reds are also interested and they were even in talks with Sevilla last month, but it sounds like they want £65m to let him go.

If he’s genuinely seen as a top-class option, then that kind of fee might be seen as acceptable, but it’s a significant outlay if they have any doubts.

It’s unclear if either side will make a move for him in the Summer, but there will also be further parallels with Sergio Ramos when you consider that he also moved to Madrid from Sevilla, so that label as his long term successor might be a difficult one to shake off.