It’s such a shame that it has to end this way.
And whilst some of it just comes down to circumstance, there does have to be some element of blame taken by the club over the matter.
I have been very vocal for large parts of the season that I believed Moha Ramos should have been given more of a chance in and round the first-team, particularly in the wake of the bad run of form that Lee Camp had back in the first half of the campaign, and now it looks as if we aren’t going to be seeing him at all in the future.
Speaking in an interview with Spanish outlet MARCA, the shot stopped had this to say about his plans for the next few years:
“I am a Real Madrid player, I have a contract and I want to be the present and future of the best team in the world”
It’s his use of the word present that bothers me in all this. That means that he wants to go and fight for his spot at the Bernabeu immediately rather than try and continue his development with us, and I think that it’s a shame because if we’d have simply given him more of a reason to stay, then we might have been able to change his mind and let him stay for a little longer.
Should Ramos have been given more of a chance with the first-team?
Now I’m not saying that we’d have convinced him to stay entirely, there’s no way that we can compete with the likes of Real Madrid on a global stage, but even if we’d have just got a few games out of him, then it would have been worth it, but barring any bizarre changes in circumstances and the goalkeeper hierarchy, it just seems like a waste of time and money on the side of the club.
In the end, all he did was clog up a spot on the U23 team when that place could have been given to another young talent that might actually be able to offer the club something. Instead, their development has been stunted by a year as a result.
When all is said and done, I don’t think there’s any real winner in this scenario when you look back on it.