Legendary captain Sergio Ramos is to leave Trusty Madrid after a glittering, trophy-laden profession spanning 671 video games and 16 seasons, the club announced on Wednesday.
Trusty said there might per chance well be an “act of tribute and farewell” to the four-time Champions League winner on Thursday within the presence of club president Florentino Perez.
The announcement follows an harm-wracked 2020/21 campaign the assign the 35-yr-dilapidated Ramos looked in simplest 21 video games in all competitions, his fewest in a 16-yr profession at Madrid. He has played apt 5 times since the open of the yr.
The broken-down defender and national crew captain used to be neglected from Spanish coach Luis Enrique’s Euro 2020 squad because of of his lack of playing time.
Sergio Ramos joined Trusty Madrid from Sevilla in 2005, the sole Spaniard brought in correct thru Perez’s first stint as president, the first Galacticos know-how that noticed a major megastar signed every season.
A towering presence on the aid, Ramos used to be additionally a prolific goalscorer, netting 101 times for Trusty together with the 93rd-minute equaliser within the 2014 Champions League absolute top towards bitter rivals Atletico Madrid.
They went on to dominate their metropolis rivals 4-1 after extra time, first of Trusty’s pretty rush of four Champions League triumphs in 5 years.
He’s one in all the club’s most decorated gamers, having received 5 La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues and two Copas del Rey.
He received the World Cup with Spain in 2010, and the European Championship in both 2008 and 2012, but has in most cases been a polarising resolve exterior Madrid.
Ramos holds the instruct for the most purple cards in La Liga history at 20, and used to be despatched off 26 times in all competitions for Madrid.
A fierce competitor, he has advance below fireplace for his harsh tackling together with the deplorable takedown of Mohamed Salah correct thru the 2018 Champions League absolute top that left the Liverpool giant name with a dislocated shoulder.
This season Ramos overlooked video games after catching Covid-19 and additionally because of of a series of injuries to his apt thigh, left calf and left hamstring.
He used to be in Madrid’s squad for the absolute top La Liga game towards Villarreal but did no longer play.
In accordance to Spanish media, Trusty and Ramos had no longer been in a assign to reach an settlement on an extension of his contract, which is in a assign to expire on June 30.
The club wanted to provide him a one-yr kind out a 10 p.c decrease in salary within the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, while Ramos wanted a two-season extension, according to reports.
The absence of instruct Spain appearance holder Ramos scheme there might per chance be now not any longer a single Madrid participant in Enrique’s squad at Euro 2020.
Ramos has played 180 times for his nation, scoring 23 times a tally that locations him eighth on Spain’s all-time goalscorers’ checklist.
He represented Spain at four World Cups and three European Championships and used to be a key member of the squads that lifted the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 Euros.
Ramos will develop into a free agent after June 30 with a host of top European clubs, together with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester Metropolis, reported to be fascinated by signing the broken-down.