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Just two days ago Real Madrid president Florentino Perez revealed that captain Sergio Ramos wanted to be released from his contract at the Bernabeu, now the player has revealed he wants to stay.
Of all the transfer sagas that could happen at Real Madrid this summer probably one of the last ones anyone would have expected would be Sergio Ramos leaving the Bernabeu, but that became a reality on Tuesday.
Club president Florentino Perez revealed that Ramos' representatives had asked for the club to let the captain go on a free, saying, "Sergio Ramos has not been in my house nor I in his - they came to see me at the office.
"They told me they had a very good offer from China but that the rules there do not allow to pay the transfer. I told Ramos it was impossible for Real Madrid to let their captain go for free. I do not give it more importance."
There were rumours that Ramos was fed up of being blamed for things going wrong for Real this season, especially the Champions League loss to Ajax when he'd purposely got himself suspended for the second leg.
On Thursday he called for a press conference he cleared up the rumours saying:
"I answer to end the doubts and debates that do not benefit the club or me or anyone else.
"I am Madridista. I want to retire here."
It is not the first time that it has looked like Ramos would leave the Bernabeu. In 2015 the Spain defender had two years left on his contract in the Spanish capital.
There were rumours he wanted to leave Los Blancos and join Manchester United. The Premier League club were interested but they had just been used by Ramos to get himself a better and longer deal at the Bernabeu.
Once again after the recent rumours United were linked with him, as well as the rumoured move to the Far East.
The 33 year old started his career with Sevilla but moved to Real in 2005 for a then record for a Spanish defender of €27 million, being Florentino Perez's only Spanish signing in his first reign as club president.
In 14 years at the club he has won four La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys and four Champions Leagues, as well as several other cups.
His 19 red cards in the league make him La Ligas most sent off player by a long way and he has 25 in his time at the club in all competitions.
Topics: Florentino Perez, Football News, Sergio Ramos, Transfer stories, Transfer rumours, Zinedine Zidane, Chinese Super League, Transfer news, Champions League, Spanish football, Real Madrid, La Liga
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