Ramos: I could retire at Madrid

Sergio Ramos insists he could retire at Real Madrid amid ongoing talks of a contract extension with the club.

The central defender has been offered a new deal at the Santiago Bernabeu that the European Champions are anxious for him to sign, particularly in light of reported interest from a number of clubs, including Manchester City and Bayern Munich.

Nonetheless, speaking ahead of Spain’s Euro 2016 qualifier with Belarus, the 28-year-old said he has no plans to leave Los Blancos.

“I’m very happy where I am right now and I’m at a club I love with a two-year contract in front of me,” he told Radio Marca’s ‘Intermedio’ programme.

“If we need to reach agreement then I’ve always said that if I had to retire here that’s what I’d do, because I’ve been here almost 10 seasons and lived through a lot of things.

“The President knows that I don’t intend going anywhere when I’m loved and appreciated here.”

Ramos also insisted he would put personal happiness over any monetary considerations when planning his future.

“I’m not here to talk about quantities of money, that’s for my brother [and agent] to do. When you get to a certain point in your life money is not as important as the happiness of yourself and your family.

“I can assure you it is not dependent upon money. It’s true I could have played in other League, but I never left.

“The Premier League is one I admire and love and I wouldn’t rule it out in the distant future, although there isn’t time to do everything.

“If we reach agreement here then that would take me to 34 or 35 and I wouldn’t be at the level I wanted to be able to compete in the Premier League, or perhaps I would and maybe that could be another adventure,” he maintained almost cryptically.

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