Toni Kroos had expected Sergio Ramos to stay at Santiago Bernabeu and was shocked when he found out that he is not going to hang up his boots in the Spanish capital.
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is going to leave Real Madrid.
Ramos is not going to hang up his boots in the Spanish capital as no extension was agreed to his expiring contract. He is now getting ready for a new challenge after 16 seasons at Real Madrid.
Kroos claimed that it was ‘inconceivable’ to think the World Cup winner would not end his career at Santiago Bernabeu and he would not know Real Madrid without Ramos.
Kroos told hisEinfach 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 made 659 appearances for Real Madrid and is now linked with teams around the globe.
Although he is not going to end his career now, Kroos believes that Ramos’ path will one day lead him back to familiar surroundings.
"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 has been able to win the World Cup and two European Championships with Spain, while landing five Liga titles and four Champions League crowns with the club.