Real Madrid confirm Sergio Ramos departure after 16 years at Santiago Bernabeu – –

Real Madrid confirm Sergio Ramos departure after 16 years at Santiago Bernabeu – –

The 35-year-old will be leaving the Spanish capital at the end of the month after a trophy-laden spell in which he achieved icon status.

Sergio Ramos is leaving Real Madrid after 16 years with Los Blancos, the club have confirmed.
The club announced that a press conference will be held on Thursday to bid farewell to the veteran defender.

The center-back’s contract expires at the end of June, and although there have been reports that the club are willing to grant him an extension if he accepts a pay cut, he has now decided to leave.

What was said?

The 35-year-old has decided to leave the Santiago Bernabeu after a remarkable and trophy-laden stint at the club.

A club statement read: “Real Madrid announces that tomorrow, Thursday 17 June, at 12:30 pm, an act of tribute and farewell to our captain Sergio Ramos will take place, which will be attended by our president Florentino Perez.

“Sergio Ramos will then appear in front of the media at a virtual press conference. “

How many games did Ramos play last season?

The Spain international made 21 appearances in all competitions for Madrid in the 2020-21 season as his side finished second in La Liga and reached the Champions League semi-finals.

The Madrid captain has been kept out of action for long periods of the campaign due to injuries. He scored two goals in La Liga and two more in the Champions League.

How long has he been in Madrid?

Ramos joined the capital club from Sevilla in 2005. He has played more than 670 games for the club and won five La Liga titles and four times the Champions League.

Where will he go next?

It is not yet known where Ramos will move. Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have both been linked but he could still stay in La Liga as his former side Sevilla have also reportedly offered him a five-year contract.

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