The center-back will be looking for a new club to suit his ambitions.
Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid have ended their relationship after 16 years together. It sounds almost like a divorce between a husband and a wife, and hard for fans to believe that the legendary captain is leaving the club.
Sergio Ramos has left Real Madrid after 16 years at the club. Photo Source: Football Espana
However, not many are surprised by his departure as many saw it coming. In the last few months, talks between the player and the club ended in a stalemate.
Real's president Florentino Perez, many times in the past, assured fans that the 35-year-old captain would definitely end his career in Madrid. But now, we can see with our own eyes that he could not keep his words. Both Real and Ramos have said goodbye to each other.
During his 16 seasons at the club, he won 23 trophies which include four Champions League, five La Liga, five Spanish Super Cup, four FIFA Club World Cup, three UEFA Super Cup, and two Copa del Rey.
Sergio Ramos was only 19 years old when he came to Real Madrid. Photo Source: Marca
Sergio is the second most decorated player in the Los Blancos history behind Real legend Paco Gento who won one silverware more than him.
At 35 years old in the twilight of his career, the Spanish captain has few options as not many clubs will be looking to recruit him. Certainly not given his age and his staggering €12 million a year salary.
There were speculations that Ramos might head back to where he started his professional career, Sevilla. But it has been almost sure there will be no comeback for him as the Los Nervionenses are not interested in him, and also, he's in talks with other clubs.
Reports suggest Spain's most capped player in history has attracted the interests of English clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea, with Manchester City also keen on bringing him.