Sergio Ramos In Tears As He Bids Emotional Farewell To Real Madrid.

Sergio Ramos burst into tears as he bif farewell to Real Madrid during a press conference on Thursday.

The Spanish capital played host to the tribute event held for the club legend. The ceremony was attended by members of the club’s board of directors, with the screening of an emotionally charged video featuring footage of the captain.

Ramos made 671 appearances for Real which yielded 101 goals including netting in two Champions League finals

According to reports, Ramos ran down his contract with the 13-time European champions and was unable to agree a new deal with the club, saying he was surprised that the club decided to withdraw a one-year contract offer to him by claiming it had expired.

The 35-year-old, who has spent the last 16 years at the club and became captain, used words to the effect of Zinedine Zidane when the coach left Los Blancos at the end of his first spell in charge, stating that it is a 'see you later' rather than a 'goodbye'.

"The moment has come, one of the most difficult in my life; the time has come to say goodbye to Real Madrid. I arrived hand in hand with my father...," Said the teary Ramos.

"It's impossible not to get emotional. I would have liked to say goodbye in our stadium, at the [Estadio] Santiago Bernabeu.

"Thank you, Real Madrid. I will always carry you in my heart. It's the end of a wonderful, unique period in my life, and the beginning of a period of hope and future with a great desire to show my best for many years to come and to be able to add another trophy to my list of honours.

"Thank you very much to everyone. This is more than a goodbye; it's a see you later, because I'll be back."

Club president Florentino Perez, who brought Ramos to Real as his first Spanish signing from Sevilla in 2005 for €27 million, a then-record fee for a Spanish defender, thanked the player for "making Real Madrid's legend even greater and ensuring it is the most admired club in the world".

"It's not an easy day because you've been really special to me and you and I have lived and suffered through historic moments for Real Madrid," Perez added.

"I wish you all the best and want you to know this will always be your home, a legend like you will always be one of this club's great ambassadors."

Ramos will be a free agent and a host of top clubs are already reported to be interested in signing him.

Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 or the Premier League look like his most likely destinations due to his high salary, and he dismissed suggestions he could return to boyhood club Sevilla.

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