Sergio Ramos will leave Real Madrid at the end of his contract this summer, the club have announced. The news will alert the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United who have been reportedly interested in a potential free transfer in this window.
Real say Ramos will hold a press conference on Thursday to confirm his departure.
The club’s statement read: “Real Madrid C. F. announces that tomorrow, 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.
“Sergio Ramos will then appear before the media in a virtual press conference.”
Ramos joined Real from Sevilla in 2005 and has had a glittering career at the Bernabeu.
“You can’t please everyone, but there’s one thing you can’t erase: everything you’ve won,” he said.
“The only thing that worries me is that they know that I’m a real guy, that I gave my soul for the Madrid badge.
“I’ve always stood up for myself and I’ve always told the truth. I’m honest, humble and hard working. It is on the basis of performance that the player should be judged.
“I can play five more years at the highest level. If injuries are not too bad, my mentality will help me.”
However, that will not be at Real after his departure was officially confirmed.