Sergio Ramos to bid farewell to Real Madrid

The club has already confirmed their captain's departure and a press conference will be hled today for the 35-year old who won five La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues and two Copa del Rey.

Sergio Ramos to bid farewell to Real Madrid
Sergio Ramos

Sergio Ramos will bid farewell to Real Madrid after 16 seasons with the club through a virtual press conference today.

The La Liga giants on Wednesday announced that their Legendary captain Sergio Ramos will be quitting Real Madrid after 16 trophy-laden seasons.

Los Blancos reports there would be an "act of tribute and farewell" to Ramos on Thursday in the presence of club president Florentino Perez.

"Real Madrid C. F. announces that today, Thursday 17 June, at 12:30 p.m., an institutional act of tribute and farewell to our captain Sergio Ramos will be held, which will be attended by our president Florentino Pérez," the statement said.
"Sergio Ramos will then appear before the media in a virtual press conference."

The 35-year-old Spanish international has struggled with injuries this season and has played just five times since the start of the year.

Ramos 21 appearances in all competitions this season happens to be his lowest in 16 seasons playing for the capital club totalling a record of 671 games for the Los Blancos and scoring 101 goals.

Sergio Ramos joined Madrid from Sevilla in 2005 at the time the club’s president Fiorentino Perez was brought in and since that time Ramos has been formidable in Madrid's defence.

The 35-year old has won five La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues and two Copas del Rey.

According to Spanish media, Real and Ramos have not been able to find an agreement on a possible extension of his contract which will expire on June 30.

The club wanted to offer him a one-year deal with a 10% cut in salary in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, while Ramos wanted a two-season extension, press reported.

The veteran defender was also omitted from the Spain squad for the ongoing Euro 2020.

Ramos is the most capped player in the history of the Spanish national team, having played 180 games. With 23 goals, he is also Spain's eighth-highest all-time goalscorer.