It’s official. Sergio Ramos will leave Real Madrid after 16 years at the club. The end of an era.
In a brief statement on the club’s website, Los Blancos announced that there will be an institutional act of tribute and farewell to their captain on Thursday, June 17 at 12:30pm.
Ramos will be joined by club president Florentino Pérez at the ceremony before appearing before the media at a telematic press conference.
— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) June 16, 2021
The Spanish defender, who made 671 appearances for Real in 16 seasons, lifting 22 honours, has been linked with a move for some time but the question remains; who will he join next?
🗓 16 years
🏆 22 major honours
🎯 101 goals
Sergio Ramos’ time at Real Madrid has come to an end. 👑 pic.twitter.com/yrbr1xqCVW
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) June 16, 2021
It was reported last week that former club Sevilla have offered the 35-year-old centre-back a five-year deal.
That proposal from the La Liga outfit includes the possibility of Ramos remaining at the club in a different capacity once he retires, according to Spanish outlet El Primero Palo, with a salary of €7 million per year on the table.
Ramos has also been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United in recent months, as well as a surprise rumour involving Liverpool.
Back in January, it was reported that Ramos wanted a move to Manchester United after a chat with club legend David Beckham, who told him about life at Old Trafford during their time together in Spain.
And a few months later, he fueled the PSG transfer rumours by commenting on Neymar’s contract extension, as well as following a host of their current players.
Sergio Ramos following many PSG players on Instagram in the last few hours.
He’s playing a game I didn’t think I’d see my captain play. Pretty disappointing pic.twitter.com/vtOFKz71jT
— RMadridHome (@RMadridHome) May 9, 2021
Who should Ramos join next?
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