Sergio Ramos has insisted that he wants to retire at Real Madrid after days of speculation that he may leave.
Reports in the Spanish Press earlier this week suggested that the defender had fallen out with President Florentino Perez, and could leave the club.
However, speaking after their 4-0 win over Real Valladolid, Ramos revealed why he gave his match shirt to the Blancos chief.
“It’s for everything that’s been said, I’ve always had a wonderful relationship with the President,” he told reporters.
“I’ve had differences with the President the same way I do with my father or someone in my family. It’s not an economic issue or anything to do with the contract renewal like people have said.
“They’re differences that are kept between the two of us. I wanted to give him this gesture. One doesn’t forget who brought him to Real Madrid.
“I’m used to things being said but there’s constructive and destructive criticism. The destructive kind can be self-serving. And I just think about football, in the day-to-day and in getting better and reaching my level.
“I have a contract for three years and I’m not thinking about leaving. I’m with the best club in the world, I feel privileged to be here and I’d retire here if it were up to me. I’d sign up for it tomorrow if I could.
“The President and I get on extremely well – the only thing that worries me is reaching the best level. You have to find things to sell, I’d like to settle it and say what I think.
“I’m not looking for offers – these are things that people make up. I know that what matters in a club like this is to continue growing and winning titles.”