After the shock, the emotion.
Sergio Ramos may have appeared in a magnificent gray suit, the central defender could not hold back his tears when he made his speech to the press, the day after the announcement of his departure from Real Madrid after 16 years of good and loyal service.
“The most difficult moment of my life has arrived,” he said.
We are never prepared to say goodbye to Real Madrid.
I arrived at 19, I was just a child.
Today I am a man and I have a family that has always been with me.
I would like to thank my family first, thank you for supporting me.
I also want to thank the club and its president, my coaches, my coaches without whom nothing would have been possible.
Real Madrid's farewell video to Sergio Ramos… pic.twitter.com/zwpU1rerQq
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From the announcement of his departure, many messages appeared to honor the one who shared an incredible track record with his club (4 Champions Leagues and 5 Spanish Championships, 4 Club World Cups, 3 UEFA Super Cups , and 2 King's Cups, among others).
Messages from his teammates, past and present, and also supporters.
“And how can we not thank the supporters.
I saw all the messages, how can I not be moved?
I would have liked to say goodbye to the Bernabeu.
Thanks to Real Madrid, I will always have you in my heart.
22 titles acquired with sacrifice, effort and professionalism.
A unique chapter that I will never relive is closing.
I want to prove that I have the level for several more years.
It's not a goodbye, it's just a goodbye, because sooner or later I'll be back.
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The next destination of Sergio Ramos, one of the big absent from the Euro, is not yet known, but it is said that Manchester City, recent champion of England and finalist of the Champions League, would be strongly interested.
Rumors also evoke interests of Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester United.