Ramos: I want to retire at Madrid

Sergio Ramos has said he never wants to leave Real Madrid and reports in Spain suggest the defender is in line for a new contract.

Ramos scored the vital equalising goal in Saturday’s Champions League final against Atletico Madrid, netting in the third minute of injury time to send the game to extra-time.

Madrid scored three more in the additional 30 minutes to win 4-1 and claim La Decima, 12 years after they last lifted the European Cup.

The trophy was paraded around Madrid last night, ending at Santiago Bernabeu, and AS reports Ramos as saying during the parade that he hopes to end his career with Los Blancos.

“I feel privileged to be part of the world’s best team,” the centre-back said.

“I say this with a big mouth: I hope to be here for many years and retire here.

“From the first day I noticed the affection of the fans and I will always be grateful. It’s a dream come true.”

AS adds that Madrid are expected this summer to discuss a new contract with Ramos’ representatives. Ramos currently earns around €6m but that could rise to €9m to make him the club’s third-highest-paid player, behind Gareth Bale [ €10m] and Cristiano Ronaldo [€17m].

Ramos last renewed his contract in 2011 and that deal expires in 2017.

“The Lisbon goal is the most important thing in my life,” Ramos added.

“When I saw that the ball went in it was a unique feeling that can’t be explained with words.”

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