Real Madrid have announced that Sergio Ramos will leave the club in an official statement. There’ll be a presentation tomorrow afternoon that will serve as an institutional act of farewell to the club captain, with Florentino Perez in attendance. Ramos will then appear in a press conference.
▫️ 16 years
▫️ 671 games
▫️ 101 goals
🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 La Liga
🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 Supercopa de España
🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 Champions League
🏆 🏆 🏆 🏆 FIFA Club World Cup
🏆 🏆 🏆 UEFA Super Cup
🏆 🏆 Copa del Rey
CERTIFIED. CLUB. LEGEND. 🤍 pic.twitter.com/57J6UUXbhX
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 16, 2021
The news is a long time coming, in truth. Ramos has barely featured for Madrid this season so hit has he been by injury, and was actually left out of Luis Enrique’s La Roja squad for Euro 2020 this summer, the group stages of which are being played in his home city of Seville, at La Cartuja.
Ramos joined Madrid in the summer of 2005 from Sevilla, at the age of just 19. Since then he’s become one of the greatest and most decorated centre-backs to have ever played the game; he’s won five La Liga titles and four Champions League titles with the club, as well as two European Championships and the 2010 World Cup with Spain.
💥 Informa @lamacope
©️ "@SergioRamos va a contar su verdad. A esta hora está preparando la comparecencia de mañana"
😔 "Está jodido, no se quería ir. Pensaba que en estos dos días iba a pasar algo y no ha pasado"
📞 "Creo que le llamarán de Londres y no descarto que de París" pic.twitter.com/zTfUqLwoUa
— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) June 16, 2021
“Sergio will tell his truth,” reported Cope’s Manolo Lama in the moments after the news was made official. “At this time he’s preparing tomorrow’s appearance. He’s upset; he didn’t want to leave. He thought something was going to happen in these last few days but it hasn’t. I think there’ll be calls from London and I don’t rule out calls from Paris.”