Sergio Ramos rejects China, wants Real Madrid stay

Sergio Ramos has rejected the option of moving to China and wants to remain as Real Madrid captain next season, say reports.

Spanish TV show Deportes Cuatro say that the 33-year-old has had a change of heart after speaking to club president Florentino Perez.

It is said that the central defender has spoken to the club and those close to him in order to make the decision.

Perez confirmed reports earlier this week that the Spain international had requested to the club to be allowed to move to China on a free transfer.

Previous reports have claimed the central defender has interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain amid suggestions he was open to an exit from the Spanish capital.

The Spain international made 41 starts for the club this season but was among a number of underperforming players as Madrid endured a tough campaign.

The Spain captain has scored 84 goals for Madrid in 606 appearances across 14 years following a move from Sevilla and has won 163 caps for his nation.

Ramos has won 20 trophies at the club, including three La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns.

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