Tears for Sergio Ramos, today, during the farewell press conference at Real Madrid after 16 years, "one of the most difficult moments in life," he told reporters.
The defender explained his departure with the failure of negotiations for the extension of his contract, assuring that he has "no grudge" towards the club.
"The moment has come, one of the most difficult of my life.
We are never ready to say goodbye to Real Madrid ", said the Andalusian defender, in front of his family and club president Florentino Perez." In recent months the club has made me an offer of a year, with a lower salary " but "I wanted two. I accepted the offer with the pay cut and was told there is no more offer. He had an expiration date, which I had not heard. "
Arriving in 2005 at 19 from Sevilla, the legendary captain of the 'merengues' played 671 games, scored 101 goals and won 22 titles including four Champions League, as many Club World Cups and five leagues.
"It's not a goodbye - Ramos stressed, then addressing the fans - but a goodbye because sooner or later I will return to Real Madrid. A wonderful page of my life turns around but another one opens, made up of dreams, of the future" . Out of the national team also at Euro 2020, excluded from the Olimpica for Tokyo where he would have liked to play from outside the odds, the Andalusian has not yet revealed his next destination: for him we are talking about PSG and Manchester City, but there could also be a nostalgic return in his Seville.