Iván Ramis Barrios (known as Iván Ramis) is a Spanish central defender and a product of the Real Mallorca youth setup. He made his debut against Albacete on 15th February 2004 in a 0-0 draw at the Son Moix.
He was sent on loan to Liga Adelante side Real Valladolid in the 2005/2006 season where he established himself as a first team player before finding himself in the Mallorca defence by 2007/2008.
In January 2010, Celtic showed a great deal of interest in Ramis but according to his agent, Javier Diaz, the two clubs were struggling to agree on a price with the Islanders wanting around £3m. Celtic’s interest was then reignited in June 2010 with reports they are interested in both Ramis and Alhassane Keita. Both deals failed to materialise though.
But it wasn’t just Celtic who were interested as Ramis caused a stir again in the summer of 2010. With clubs looking to take advantage of Mallorca’s financial plight, many swooped for the talented central defender. Offers came in from the likes of Espanyol and Villarreal, and Sevilla wanted to take both Ramis and captain Nunes to form a good defensive pairing on the cheap.
Despite Sevilla being favourites to sign Ramis, the Spaniard signed a new deal on transfer deadline day after calls from Serra Ferrer for the player to be a leader at the club. Ramis has become a respected defender in Spain and deserves his many admirers, but his low £11,000 per week contract signed until June of 2015 has helped to remind fans that he knows where his loyalties lie.
Full name: Iván Ramis Barrios
Date of birth: 25th October 1984
Place of birth: Sa Pobla, Mallorca, Spain
Other Nations: none
Weight: 12st 2lbs
Traits: Strong, loyal
Wage: £11,000 p/w
Contract expires: June 2015
Release clause: €6 million
Transfer fee: €0
Squad number: 4
U23 National Team: 4 appearances
U21 National Team: 3 appearances
U19 National Team: 2 appearances
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All information is collected from media news posts and are not officially released figures. Therefore accuracy cannot be guaranteed. International appearances are correct as of the beginning of the 2011/2012 season.