Sports Desk- Florentino Perez disapproved the request made by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos as he asked him to leave the club for free transfer and join a Chinese Football Club.
La Liga giants captain Sergio Ramos asked to leave his former club as a free transfer to join a football club in China. But the defender’s request was turned down by the President Florentino Perez.
On Monday, Perez told the Radio Station Onda Cero – “They (Ramos and his agent) came to see me in my office and told me they had a very good offer from China but the league rules over there wouldn’t permit them to pay the transfer fee.
“What was I going to tell him? We said this couldn’t happen but we’d speak to the club to satisfy him but that Real Madrid could not afford to let its captain leave for free as that would set a terrible precedent for other players.”
The Spanish captain, 33, has served the most appearances for his club and one of the most beloved by the fans. But he shouldered a lot of criticism for the team’s harrowing last campaign.