Sergio Ramos

Real Madrid confirm Sergio Ramos will leave the club this summer

Ross Jackson
Sergio Ramos will not sign a new deal at Real
Sergio Ramos will not sign a new deal at Real / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Real Madrid have confirmed talisman and club captain Sergio Ramos will not be signing a new deal and will subsequently leave the club this summer.

Speculation surrounding the Spaniard's future in Madrid has circulated for some time, with negotiations over a new deal reportedly stalling following his refusal to accept a significant pay cut.

A whole host of clubs have been credited with an interest in Ramos should he choose to depart the Santiago Bernabeu once his contract expires this summer, and the club have now taken to their official website to confirm he will not be renewing his deal.

"Real Madrid CF announces that tomorrow, Thursday, June 17, at 12:30 pm, there will be an institutional act of tribute and farewell to our captain Sergio Ramos, with the presence of our president Florentino Pérez.

"Next, Sergio Ramos will appear before the media at a telematic press conference."

The news marks the end of a truly glittering Real Madrid career for Ramos who's represented Los Blancos since 2005.

Sergio Ramos has enjoyed a superb career at Real
Sergio Ramos has enjoyed a superb career at Real / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/Getty Images

Having moved from fellow La Liga side Sevilla at the age of just 19, Ramos soon established himself in the starting XI and was named captain of the side following Iker Casillas's move to Porto in 2015.

The Spaniard leaves the Santiago Bernabeu with a stacked medal collection having notched five La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey crowns and an incredible four Champions League crowns since joining the club.

Once Real Madrid have said their goodbyes to the outgoing Ramos, attention will turn to where he'll be playing his football next season.

Despite PSG and United's mooted interest, Serie A side Juventus have emerged as one of the favourites to land the 35-year-old, though it remains to be seen whether the Old Lady will be willing to shell out the astronomical wages that will no doubt be involved in any deal.