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Sergio Ramos: My dream is to retire at Real Madrid

Sergio Ramos has pledged his future to Real Madrid by saying he wants to retire at the Spanish giants. 

The 33-year-old captain held a press conference on Thursday to clear up recent speculation over his future following reports of a possible move to China.

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However, Ramos insists it has always been his desire to stay and help Los Blancos during Zinedine Zidane's second spell in charge. 

"It is true that I have an offer from China on the table, I will not lie about it," Ramos said. "My dream is to retire here.

"At no moment did I consider going to China. Yesterday I went to see the president to make everything clear.

"I told the president that I would never go to a team that could compete with Real Madrid.

"If one day I go then it is because I think my body does not allow me to give a high level.

"I am the captain of Real Madrid and I feel very loved and supported by my team-mates.

"I'm not looking to renew [my contract]. I am happy with what I have. People always think it's a strategy to earn more, but it's the opposite."

Ramos has been a constant in Real Madrid's success since joining the club in 2005. The 163-time Spain international has won 20 trophies during his 14 years at the Santiago Bernabéu, including four LaLiga titles, four UEFA Champions Leagues, two Copa del Reys and four FIFA Club World Cups. 

During that time he has also received scores of individual awards and has been named LaLiga's Best Defender a record five times. He is also fifth for all-time Real Madrid appearances with 606.

Ramos is expected to form a key part of Zidane's second coming in the Spanish capital as the legendary Frenchman aims to return the club to the top of the Spanish and European game. 

His veteran centre-back will act as a mentor for Éder Militão, the young Brazilian defender set to arrive from FC Porto. 

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