Club president warns City not to waste their time in Ramos pursuit.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has reportedly told Manchester City not to bother trying to sign full-back Sergio Ramos as the defender will retire at the club after he revealed his desire to sort out a contract extension, according to talkSPORT.
Ramos joined Real back in 2005 from Sevilla and has gone on to become a club legend as he has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world, winning three league titles during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu.
He has frequently been linked with a move to the Premier League with both Manchester United and Chelsea having made enquiries for him, but with City being the latest to show an inclination for bringing him on board, Perez has taken it upon himself to speak out and deny that there is any chance the 27-year-old will be leaving.
“To Sergio Ramos, I have much affection,” he told Marca.
“He will retire here. There are no offers for him because they know we will not sell him. We will deal with his renewal at the appropriate time.”
City, managed by former Real Madrid manager Manuel Pellegrini, were also unsuccessful in their pursuit of Ramos’ team-mate Pepe during the summer as they sought reinforcements for their defence.
Ramos’ current deal expires in the summer of 2017, by which point he will be 31 years old.