Writing to his 6,000,000 followers on social media, the centre-back had the following to say about his future plans and the prestige of representing Los Merengues.
“To wear the captain’s armband is a pride and an enormous responsibility,” he began, writing on his @SergioRamos handle during an open chat session.
“I have said it during my contract extension, I would be very happy if I could retire at Madrid.”
— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) December 1, 2015
Speaking during the summer, Ramos first touched on the suggestion that he had no plans to leave Real, despite having been linked with a move to United throughout the summer. The announcement came after the versatile defender—who won the World Cup and two European Championships with Spain—replaced Iker Casillas as skipper.
“If the president will allow me, my dream is to finish my career here,” he said, as per Le 10 Sport. “I now have a new challenge, being the captain of this team.”
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United offloaded defender Jonny Evans to West Bromwich Albion during the summer, and had been heavily linked with a move for Ramos—as well as his teammate Raphael Varane—as a potential replacement for the departed Northern Irishman.
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Ultimately, they failed to recruit anyone for the heart of the defence—and saw one target, Nicolas Otamendi—move to rivals Manchester City.
However, with Chris Smalling impressing, and Daley Blind able to deputise in the heart of the defence, it remains to be seen whether Louis van Gaal is still keen to reinvest in his defence.