After being included in the first team for Chelsea’s match against Crystal Palace on Sunday, Ramires was quickly removed from the team sheet, and transported to a hospital with severe pain in his kidney. He recently posted on his official Instagram page, stating that…
“Thank God it was nothing serious and I will be fully recovered in a few weeks.”
This is great news, for rumors were circulating that Ramires illness could have actually been serious, especially when Chelsea boss José Mourinho stated that he was going to visit the Brazilian in the hospital after Chelsea won the Premier League titles on Sunday, instead of celebrating. This is good news for Chelsea fans, but it would have been nice to see Ramires in the first team, after he played so well against Leicester City last Wednesday, scoring another goal this season.
The 28 year old has been heavily linked to a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer, specifically with a move to Barcelona to join forces with fellow Brazilians Dani Alves, and Neymar. Mourinho could replace Ramires with a player that is more defensive, Morgan Schneiderlin, from Southampton. The Saints holding midfielder has done wonders for his club this season, and has attracted interest from some of England’s top clubs, including Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea. Mourinho has been searching for a quality backup for Nemanja Matić, and Schneiderlin could certainly fill that role.
But José Mourinho seems to have a sensitive spot for Ramires, and he rates him highly.
“My Ramires is back, that’s the second best news of the day. The first to be in the final but to have our Ramires back after weeks of work and sacrifice.”
But we know that with Mourinho, every player has a price tag, and if a club offers the right sum of money, then Ramires will be on his way out of Stamford Bridge. As we saw with David Luiz, Ashley Cole, and Frank Lampard this summer, Ramires is no different. And with a rumored price tag of £25million, it will be hard to resist. Ramires and fellow midfielder John Obi Mikel could be a few of the players to leave London this summer.
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