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Toni Kroos Believes Sergio Ramos Will Return to Real Madrid

Sergio Ramos is leaving Real Madrid as a free agent
Sergio Ramos is leaving Real Madrid as a free agent / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Toni Kroos has admitted Sergio Ramos' departure from Real Madrid has left him stunned, but went to claim that it is "inconceivable" to think the Spaniard would not end his career at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Ramos will leave Madrid at the end of this month for free after having failed to agree on a new deal with the LaLiga giants. Clubs all over Europe are poaching the 35-year-old, who spent 16 trophy-laden years with Los Blancos, and Kroos admitted that life at the club will not be the same without the charismatic defender.

Kroos told his Einfach mal Luppen podcast: "I do not know Real Madrid without Ramos. It was inconceivable that he was not going to finish his career at Madrid. I expected him to stay. He is not only a first-rate player, but also the best captain I have ever seen because he always fought for the team on and off the field. If you ask 100 rival forwards which defender they least liked playing against, Ramos' name will be mentioned quite often. It was good to have him on our team."

Ramos has been linked with a switch to the Premier League, as well as Paris Saint-Germain, but Kroos is convinced that Ramos will one day return to familiar surroundings. The Germany star added: "I am sure we will see him at Real Madrid again, whatever his role. It would also be negligent not to have someone like that at the club and keep him. He can still contribute a lot in the future."

Ramos won the World Cup and two European Championships with Spain, while landing five LaLiga titles and four Champions League crowns with Real Madrid.