i'm staying at real madrid - captain ramos makes u-turn

10:00    31 May 2019

Sergio Ramos
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says he will reject an offer from China and stay at the Spanish football heavyweights.

Real president Florentino Perez revealed that the Spain captain was keen to leave the club on a free transfer and move to the Chinese Super League on Wednesday.

"It is true that I have an offer from China on the table, I will not lie about it. My dream is to retire here," Ramos said on BBC.

Perez said Ramos and his agent told him they had received a "very good offer" from an unnamed club but that the club could not pay a fee.

"I told Ramos that it was impossible for Real Madrid to let their captain go for free," said Perez.

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Ramos said: "At no moment did I consider going to China. Yesterday I went to see the president to make everything clear.

"I told the president that I would never go to a team that could compete with Real Madrid. If one day I go then it is because I think my body does not allow me to give a high level.

"I am the captain of Real Madrid and I feel very loved and supported by my team-mates. I'm not looking to renew [my contract]. I am happy with what I have. People always think it's a strategy to earn more, but it's the opposite."

Ramos has won 20 trophies during his 14-year stay at Real including four UEFA Champions Leagues and four Spanish La Liga titles.

 

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