June 18, 2021

Inside Ramos’s Emotional Madrid Exit

After spending 16-years in the Spanish capital, the long-time Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has left Santiago Bernabeu, in tears – with the desire to stay a little bit longer with the La Liga side.

The 35-year-old Spaniard broke down crying during his farewell announcement on Thursday, 17 June.

According to Ramos, the exit news came as a shock, as he didn’t know that his one-year contract extension offer had an expiration date.

He said: “I never wanted to leave. I wanted to stay here. The club made me a one-year offer with a salary reduction. I wanted two years and peace of mind for me and my family.”

Madrid’s outgoing skipper added: “During the last talks, I accepted the one-year offer, but I was informed that it was no longer possible, that it had an expiration date and that I had not heard about it.”

Despite his unexpected departure, Ramos claims that he holds no grudges against the club and its president, Florentino Perez.

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