Sergio Ramos leaves Sevilla for 2nd time amid MLS links

Sergio Ramos is to leave Sevilla for the second time at the end of his contract, the LaLiga club announced on Monday.

Ramos played 37 times in all competitions last term as Sevilla finished 14th, scoring seven goals.

Sources have told ESPN that Sevilla wanted Ramos to stay but the 38-year-old opted to move on because of the bad sporting and institutional situation of the team.

Sources added Ramos, who has has interest from MLS and Saudi Arabia, is yet to make a decision about his future and has not ruled out anything.

On Tuesday, Ramos will appear at a news conference at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán stadium alongside José María del Nido Carrasco, Sevilla's president, to formally announce his departure.

He began his career with Sevilla, making his first-team debut in February 2004, before moving to Real Madrid in 2005 for €27 million ($28.9m).

He won five LaLiga titles with Madrid as well as four Champions League trophies. In the summer of 2021 he moved to Paris Saint-Germain, where he won two Ligue 1 titles.

Ramos was also an integral part of the Spain teams that won the 2010 World Cup, Euro 2008 and Euro 2012.

He has been linked with a move to MLS team San Diego FC.

Information from Rodrigo Faez was used in this report.