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Real Madrid confirm Captain Sergio Ramos departure after 16 years at Santiago Bernabeu

Real Madrid announce the departure of their captain Sergio Ramos after 16 years with the club.

The club have confirmed that a press conference will be held on Thursday to bid farewell to the veteran defender.

The centre-back’s contract expires at the end of June, and although there had been rumors the club were willing to give him an extension if he accepted a pay cut, he has now decided to leave after a remarkable and trophy-laden spell at the club.

statement from the club read: “Real Madrid announces that tomorrow, Thursday 17 June, at 12:30 pm, an act of tribute and farewell to our captain Sergio Ramos will be held, which will be attended by our president Florentino Perez.

“Sergio Ramos will then appear before the media in a virtual press conference.”

Ramos joined the capital club from Sevilla in 2005. He has played over 670 games for the club and won five Liga titles and the Champions League four times.

The Spain international made 21 appearances in all competitions for Madrid in the 2020-21 season as his side finished second in La Liga and reached the Champions League semi-finals.

The Madrid captain was kept out of action for number of spells this season due to injuries. He scored two goals in La Liga and another two in the Champions League.

It is not yet known where Ramos will move to. Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are both likely potential suitors, but he could still stay in La Liga with his former team, Sevilla, are also said to have offered him a five-year deal.

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