Sergio Ramos leaves Real Madrid after 16 trophy laden years

Sergio Ramos is set to leave Real Madrid this summer. The club has announced that a “farewell” news conference will be held in honor of the departing captain on Thursday.

Ramos will leave Real Madrid as a free agent after contract negotiations failed to materialize.

The former Sevilla man who joined Los Blancos back in 2005 as a 19-year old has won it all with the Spanish capital club.

Ramos’ time in Madrid has yielded 22 trophies, including five La Liga titles and four Champions League trophies.

He famously scored the equalizing goal in added time against City rivals Atletico Madrid in the 2014 UCL finals, helping Los Blancos achieve their long awaited La Decima dreams. 3 more Champions League crowns would follow in succession from 2016 to 2018. Added to his 22 titles for Real, Sergio Ramos has two Euros (2008 & 2012) and a World Cup winners medal to his name.

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The 35 year old leaves Real Madrid as the highest scoring defender in their history. He scored 101 goals in 671 appearances for Real Madrid. He is infamously the defender with the highest career red cards in La Liga.

What next for Sergio Ramos

With Ramos now available in the transfer market, a lot of high profile clubs will come calling. The defender is already being linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Paris St-Germain and Manchester City are also possible options. There is also a possibility of returning to his boyhood club, Sevilla. Ramos could also opt to move to the MLS.

He has not featured much this year and was excluded from Spain’s EURO 2020 squad. However, he is still a decent player, and his abilities have already been proven at the top level.