Sergio Ramos will host a press conference on Thursday, during which he will say his farewell to Real Madrid.
The romance between Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid is officially over. After 16 years in the Spanish capital, the experienced defender has made the choice to change tune. A break that has just been approved by the Merengue club via a press release and on which the player will come back in detail on Thursday at a press conference organized in Valdebebas (at 12:30 local).
Ramos (35) had reached the end of his contract at the Bernabeu side. There have been discussions for an extension, but the two parties have not been able to find common ground to continue their collaboration. The Andalusian and his representatives wanted a contract of more than a year, as well as a substantial salary. Something that its leaders refused to grant them, due to the difficult financial situation in which the club finds itself. His future could be drawn in England, see in France since the PSG has often been cited among its courtiers.
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Real loses its main captain
It is as a legend and emblematic player of the club that Ramos leaves the Spanish capital. And not only because of the colossal number of matches he has accumulated with this formation (671). Throughout his stay in Madrid, he has shown himself to be one of the executives of the team and his contribution is substantial in the five La Liga titles and the four Champions League conquered since 2005 (among others trophies). His departure will undoubtedly leave a huge void within the team, even if David Alaba has been recruited to succeed him in the defense axis.
Ramos is the second major Real figure to pack his bags since the end of the season after Zinédine Zidane. So it looks like the end of an era for the most successful European club.
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