I don’t think that there was anybody who was more disappointed to hear this news come through.
And if there was, I’d very much like to meet them (from a safe distance of course).
The club announced yesterday that Moha Ramos will be returning to Real Madrid today after his loan deal was not extended until the end of the Championship season. The club did have the option to do so under new FIFA rules, but they declined to do so.
Now, I want to make this clear, I’m not saying that the club have made a disastrous decision and demanding that heads must roll because we’ve let the next David De Gea escape our grasps, far from it*.
However, as I have made clear pretty much since the day that he arrived, I do feel that he should have been given far more opportunity than he was afforded at the club. Whether it be in a cup game, and I mean starting, not just sitting on the bench like he did against Coventry, or during the time when Lee Camp was under serious pressure for his job.
It’s pretty much the opposite of the phrase ‘better the devil you know’, in this case it could have been the angel that we didn’t get a chance to know.
Should Ramos have been given more of a chance with the first-team?
It’s clear that the club are looking to address the goalkeeper position this summer, with the likes of Seny Dieng and Wes Foderingham being touted to come to St Andrew’s, however it seems unfair that we seem to be quick to let Ramos go without giving him a fair shot to show us what he can give us.
We gave it to Connal Trueman in the middle of the season, so why not Ramos?
What about you? What do you make of the club’s decision to let Ramos leave the club?
*Although I do kind of reserve the right to say ‘I told you so’ when and if he goes and wins his 3rd Balon D’or in a row in a few years time.