‘I don’t want to leave… I have always said that I want to retire here’: Sergio Ramos agrees to STAY at Real Madrid following offer from China
- Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said he would ‘play for free’ for Real Madrid
- Three days after his president said he had asked to be allowed to leave for China
- ‘I want to make it clear that I am staying,’ Ramos said in press conference
Sergio Ramos said he would ‘play for free’ for Real Madrid just three days after his president said he had asked to be allowed to leave for China.
Florentino Perez said earlier this week: ‘They [Ramos’ representatives] asked to see me and they said they had a good offer from a club in China but that because of the law in China they could not offer a transfer fee. Clearly it is out of the question that Real Madrid lets its captain leave for free. It would set a dangerous precedent.’
Ramos said he spoke to the president on Wednesday and even invited him to share the stage in Thursday’s press conference but he declined.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has agreed to stay following speculation that he could leave
Ramos said: ‘I want to make it clear that I am staying because I don’t think the doubts about this help anyone.
‘There has been a lot of speculation. I want to stay here and I want to retire here. When I go I want it to be through the main exit as a winner.
‘My relationship with the president is like father son but sometimes father and sons have difference.
‘I don’t want to leave Madrid. I have always said that I want to retire here. I go away from Spain for a week and this happens [referring to the controversy over his future].
‘I’m very happy with my contract and salary. We have had it pending to talk about it for a year and no one has spoken to me because they know I don’t want to go.
‘I would play for free.’
Ramos has been at the La Liga giants for 14 years and will now remain in the Spanish capital
Ramos repeated the phrase ‘father, son relationship’ on various occasions but admitted there had been a falling out of sorts.
Asked why he was not happy with certain things he said: ‘It’s about the affection.’ He was asked if he missed the times when he had more direct contact with the president instead of conversations taking place between intermediaries. He said: ‘Perhaps that has been one of the errors. I miss the days of talking one to one.’
He repeated: ‘There’s a big difference between there being an offer and me wanting to go. Things have come out that should not have come out and it has upset me and that is why am here to say that I don’t want to leave and I don’t want to renew and I’m happy.’
Ramos said he would ‘play for free’ for Real Madrid during his press conference on Thursday
Asked again about the meeting between his representative and the president in which an offer from China was put on the table he repeated. ‘I’m not a liar,…