Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has expressed his hopes that club captain Sergio Ramos will be staying with the Spanish giants for years to come, possibly ending his career with the club. The Spanish international is in talks with Madrid over a contract extension, with his current deal expiring in June 2021.
The club have a wide history of allowing their older players and club legends to leave the club before they retire, but Zidane hopes that the 34-year-old receives a special treatment. “Ramos is our leader and captain. He shows us the way on the field,” Zidane told a post match interview with Marca. “He has been here for many years, and he must retire here.”
Ramos joined Real Madrid in a transfer from Sevilla in 2005 and in the Spanish capital the defender has developed into one of the best defenders in the world. He has played 644 games for the club, including 448 games in La Liga, ranking him in fifth place of all-time appearances in the club’s history. Manuel Sanchis (710), Raul Gonzalez (725) and Iker Casillas (741) form the top three at Madrid.