The defender’s former agent would never have allowed him to leave Madrid in this way.
Pedro Bravo, the agent who took Sergio Ramos to Real Madrid in September 2005, was the last to issue an opinion on the player’s dissociation with Madrid after his contract ended.
Bravo, who is now president of the Spanish Association of Football Agents, handled Ramos’ move from Sevilla to Madrid almost 16 years ago. Club merengue paid € 27m for the Andalusian, the figure stated in their buyout clause, but the deal was treated as an approved transaction in order to avoid paying taxes related to a unilateral termination clause .
“The person who took Sergio Ramos to Real Madrid 16 years ago would never have allowed him to leave the club like he did because there wouldn’t have been so much tension during negotiations, nor emotional blackmail , media leaks, or an expiration date. Instead, there would have been dialogue and professionalism. You are not kidding with Real Madrid! “, thundered Pedro Bravo in a tweet.
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Sergio Ramos said goodbye to Real Madrid on Thursday in an emotional press conference in which he justified his departure by saying that when he accepted Madrid’s offer (a one-year extension with a drop 10% salary), the offer had been withdrawn without his knowledge.
The situation reached this point of no return because both Real Madrid and the player had been waging a cold war for the past 18 months, with both sides using the media to try to destabilize the other.
Ramos ended a hugely successful run at Madrid where he won 22 trophies in 16 seasons. He joined the club at 19 and leaves at 35.