It was announced Wednesday that Real Madrid legend, Sergio Ramo is leaving the club after nearly 16 years.
Many thought it was probably a mutual decision or he wanted to leave over wage issues, however Ramos has revealed that he was actually forced out the club, as Madrid in a last minute decision refused to give him another contract.
He made these claims in a press conference held today.
“The first thing I want to say is that I never wanted to leave. I wanted to stay here. The club offered me the possibility of extending my contract, but because of covid it was put on the back burner,” he said.
“Then club made me a one-year offer with a salary reduction. I have to say that there was no economic problem. I wanted two years and peace of mind for me and my family. During the last talks, I accepted the one-year offer, but I was informed that it was no longer possible, that it had an expiration date and that I had not heard about it.”
When asked about the possibility of joining arch rivals Barcelona, Ramos emphatically made it clear that he will never join Barca.
“As for Barcelona… impossible. You will never see Sergio Ramos in a Barcelona shirt,” he said.
Sergio Ramos, 35, is widely regarded as one of the greatest defenders to have ever played football.