La Liga: Real Madrid confirms, ’Sergio Ramos not to renew contract’ after 16 seasons with the club

La Liga: Real Madrid confirms, ’Sergio Ramos not to renew contract’
La Liga: Real Madrid confirms, ’Sergio Ramos not to renew contract’

La Liga – Real Madrid Sergio Ramos: Sergio Ramos is set to leave Real Madrid after the club announced a “farewell” news conference for their long-serving captain on Thursday. Ramos will not renew his contract after 16 seasons with with club.

Ramos, 35, has won five La Liga titles and four Champions Leagues in a glittering Real career after joining from boyhood club Sevilla in 2005. The centre-back made 671 appearances, scoring 101 goals.

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The club say they will hold the news conference as an “institutional act of tribute and farewell”. Ramos’ contract expires at the end of June.

La Liga – Real Madrid Sergio Ramos: Ramos joined Real Madrid in 2005

Real said there would be an “act of tribute and farewell” to Ramos on Thursday in the presence of club president Florentino Perez.

The 35-year-old centre-back joined the Madrid giants in 2005 and has won four Champions League and five La Liga titles. He also has a World Cup and two European Championship wins with his national side Spain.

Ramos, 35, has struggled with injuries this season and has played just five times since the start of the year.

Ramos’ 21 appearances for Real Madrid in all competitions is his lowest in 16 seasons playing for the club. He was not included in the Spain squad for the ongoing European Championships.

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This season Ramos has missed games after catching Covid-19 and also because of injuries to his right thigh, his left calf and, most recently, his left hamstring.

He was in Madrid’s squad for the final game of the La Liga season against Villarreal but did not play.

Ramos was unable to agree a new deal with Los Blancos and will become a free agent a little more than a month after being left out of Luis Enrique’s Spain squad for Euro 2020.

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The defender has won 180 caps for his country, winning two European Championships in 2008 and 2012 and the World Cup in 2010.