It’s really sad ? to see Ramos leaving
Sergio Ramos will leave Real Madrid after 16 seasons with the La Liga giants when his contract expires at the end of the month, the club announced on Wednesday.
Madrid have scheduled a farewell ceremony for their longtime captain in the presence of club president Florentino Perez on Thursday.
Ramos, 35, wanted a new two-year deal to stay at Madrid, but sources told ESPN that Perez was not prepared to break his policy of handing only one-year contracts to players over 30.
Madrid signed Ramos in 2005 from Sevilla, paying his €27 million release clause.
He soon became a key member of the side and in 16 years at the club has won five La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues, four Club World Cups, three European Super Cups, two Copa del Reys and four Spanish Super Cups.
In that time, he has also won two European Championships with Spain and the World Cup, although injury problems in 2021 led to him missing out on Luis Enrique's squad for Euro 2020.
Ramos made just 21 appearances for Madrid in all competitions last season as Los Blancos ended the campaign without a trophy, missing out on the league title to rivals Atletico Madrid on the final day of the season.