Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has revealed that he wants to end his career at Real Madrid despite receiving an offer to play in China.
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Ramos said:
I want to make my future very clear: there has never been a clash between [me and Florentino Perez] and I want to fulfill my contract here,
The day I leave, I want to go out from the big door, which is how I deserve to leave.
I would have renewed for life as Florentino and I have a father-son relationship. The friction produces love; he has always shown me a special affection.
I do not want to go. My dream is to retire here and I’ve always told him that I want to stay.
I’d play here for free because that’s how I feel, and the best thing was to sit face-to-face to fix [the issue].
Money is a minor problem and we didn’t talk about the economic part.
It’s a matter of trust and emotional affection as there were things that hurt me, and it was better to talk face-to-face.
The 33-year-old center-back went ahead to reveal why he rejected the offer from China.
The offer is on the table and I would have considered it but the relation [with the club] was not as I thought it was, he added.
It’s speculation and I wanted to fix it, 15 days before my wedding [to Pilar Rubio].
I am like this and when something is wrong, I go to talk face-to-face; I say my piece and it is fixed.
I am happy with my contract and I didn’t want to leave, neither for free nor on a fee.
It was just an afternoon with the president; it’s fixed and we want to create a good project [at the club].
Ramos has won 20 trophies during his 14 years at the Bernabeu Stadium, including four Champions Leagues and four La Liga titles.