Sergio Ramos

Twitter reacts as Real Madrid confirm Sergio Ramos will leave the club

Ross Jackson
Sergio Ramos is leaving Real this summer
Sergio Ramos is leaving Real this summer / James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

Let's be honest, we all expected Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid's contract standoff to eventually be settled and everyone would hug and make up.

Then Los Blancos dropped the bombshell that the Spaniard would be leaving the club at the end of the season. Huh? This isn't how it was meant to work out.

Ramos leaves the Santiago Bernabeu with a medal collection to rival just about any player on the planet, yet more than anything it signifies the end of an era.

It's quite sad really. Sergio Ramos is Real Madrid. Well, some people weren't quite so sympathetic...

To be fair to the outgoing Spaniard, the nice tweets far outweighed the nasty ones as the footballing world came together to honour one of the greatest trophy hauls you're ever likely to see from one player at a single club.

So Ramos' departure has made a lot of people come over all emotional, but it's fair to say La Liga's referees won't be too sad to see the back of him.

Ramos' contract negations with Real Madrid had been ongoing for months, though the two parties reportedly couldn't come to an agreement over the defender's salary. It's fair to say Real Madrid fans aren't siding with Florentino Perez on this one...

So it seems as though the Real Madrid president is going to take the brunt of the anger from the legions of Ramos followers.

Well, there was the occasional dagger thrown the outgoing club captain's way...

Once we'd all had a bit of time to reflect over Ramos' Real Madrid career, it didn't take long for our attention to turn to the issue of where the veteran centre-back will be heading next.

It's fair to say he's not going to be short of options if Twitter is anything to go by...