Sergio Ramos Says He Wants to Retire with Real Madrid

Sergio Ramos with Real Madrid in 2018
Sergio Ramos with Real Madrid in 2018. Photo by Bagu Blanco/REX/Shutterstock (9664242da)

Real Madrid fans were recently caught off guard when the news broke that the team’s captain Sergio Ramos might leave the club this summer. Things got worse when Madrid’s president Florentino Perez recently said that Ramos asked to be released from his contract in order to accept a rich offer from China. But it turns out that there is another side of the story.

Ramos now decided to explain the entire situation, and deny claims that he wants to leave Real.  

“I want to make it clear over my future,” – Ramos said at a news conference on Thursday. “There has been a lot of speculation. I am a Madridista, I want to retire here, to finish out my contract, and to rebuild for the future after what has been a bad season.”

“The day I leave, I want to go out on a high, after a victory. If I leave it will be as my level has dropped, but I will not join a team which competes with Real Madrid.”

Ramos added that he, in fact, received an offer from a Chinese club, but that he met both Perez and coach Zinedine Zidane with the situation. The 33-year-old center back also stated that he never asked for his contract to be terminated.

“There is a long way from the possibility of leaving to actually leaving.” – Ramos explained. “It was a private meeting, and then it all got blown up. I did not like how it got out. But I want all this Ramos stuff finished now. I’m staying at the club.”