Sergio Ramos Sends Farewell Message to Real Madrid as Legend Leaves Club
Real Madrid held a farewell press conference for Ramos, which was attended by club officials. Florentino Perez, President Ramos leaves the club after 16 years in which he won 22 trophies.
In his farewell speech, the Spanish international made a dig at his former employers, claiming he was pushed out. Sergio Ramos admitted in a brutally honest statement that he “never wanted to leave Real Madrid” hours after it was revealed that he would be leaving Santiago Bernabeu after 16 years. Sergio Ramos was overcome with emotions as he delivered his final speech before departing Real Madrid.
The 35-year-old, who was omitted from Spain’s Euro 2020 squad, claims Real Madrid offered him a one-year contract extension when he expected a two-year deal.
In what appeared to be an acrimonious departure, Ramos made a dig at his now-former club by strongly implying that they wanted him out. “I never wanted to leave Real Madrid, I always wanted to stay here,” Ramos said, according to Mirror Football.
“The club offered me a one-year contract with a pay cut. I desired two years for myself and my family. Then I was told that the club’s offer was no longer available, that time had passed, and that I had not realized it. I decided to accept the offer because I believed it was still on the table, but they said it was too late. I was never informed that the offer had an expiration date. I assumed it was just part of the negotiating process, as it had been for the previous 16 years. But then I was told that time was up. ” He continued. Ramos ruled out two potential trades.
The Spaniard has been linked with a number of clubs, including Sevilla, where he previously played. However, in the midst of the rumor mill, he stated that he would not be joining Sevilla or Barcelona. “Sevilla is the other club in my heart,” he continued, “and I had a fantastic time there.” But I’m not considering that option right now. Barca would be a resounding no, as Ramos would look ridiculous in a Barca shirt.
What Ramos’ former teammates had to say Following the announcement of his departure, fans and players gathered to honor Sergio Ramos as a club legend.
Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane was among those who sent a heartfelt message to the center-back, with whom he had worked both as a player and as a manager. “Friend and brother, it is very difficult for me to say goodbye to you. “
“You have been a special person to me since the first day I arrived in Madrid,” Modric wrote. “Not many words are required. The greatest defender in history. It was a pleasure to play with you,” Toni Kroos added.
Captain, I’m sorry. Captain, please. My younger brother Thank you for everything we’ve talked about. For everything you’ve taught me and everything, we’ve accomplished together over the years. I wish you the best, brother.”Marcelo, a Real Madrid defender, posted on Instagram.