4️⃣ possible destinations for Sergio Ramos after Real Madrid exit

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After 16 years, 22 major trophies and 671 appearances for Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos has announced his departure from the club.

But where next for the veteran defender? We break down his options …

The love story 😍

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It’s a tale for the ages. Manchester United have been linked with Ramos for years now — can they finally make it happen?

With Raphaël Varane looking likely to stay, United should sign his Real Madrid partner and put him next to influential captain Harry Maguire.

He may be in the twilight of his career but you would still back him physically in English football; we need his chaos in the Barclays.

The French connection 🇫🇷

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Paris Saint-Germain works. You know it, we know it, they know it.

Marquinhos is one of the best defenders in world football but has proven his worth in defensive midfield — why limit that influence?

Get him further forward and Ramos can partner Presnel Kimpembe who has improved significantly, but could thrive with experience alongside him.

The quick-win 💸

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Manchester City are well stocked in central defence with John Stones, Aymeric Laporte and the excellent recent arrival Rúben Dias.

But we’ve got a feeling they could be tempted by Ramos, who would bring leadership, quality and winning mentality (particularly in Europe).

They can afford him, he wouldn’t be demanding a long contract, and Thiago Silva has already set an interesting precedent at Chelsea.

The homecoming 🏡

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After breaking through at Sevilla before joining Real Madrid, going back home to Andalusia would be an emotional step for Ramos.

It’s unlikely they could compete with other contract offers but one thing they can provide: legendary status. He would return a hero.

And let’s not forget Sevilla are quietly challenging under Julen Lopetegui, and the 35-year-old could potentially add the final jigsaw piece.