Real Madrid stars model new home kit but there's no Sergio Ramos snaps

Real Madrid stars model new home kit for next season… but there’s no sign of Sergio Ramos in the photoshoot with the club captain facing an uncertain future with his contract up at the end of this month

  • Real Madrid have released their brand new home kit for the 2021-22 season 
  • Stars to pose in the kit included striker Karim Benzema and defender Marcelo
  • Club captain Sergio Ramos did not take part in the photoshoot amid exit talk
  • The defender’s contract expires at the end of this month with no agreement yet
  • Reports linked the 35-year-old with a move to Manchester City next season 

Real Madrid have launched their new home kit for the 2021-22 season – but club captain Sergio Ramos was missing from the photoshoot amid doubts over his future.

The 35-year-old defender’s contract expires at the end of this month with no agreement between Real and their captain in sight. Ramos has spent the last 16 seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu and scoring over 100 goals.

The Spaniard was not chosen by the LaLiga giants to front their new jersey for the new season, with Karim Benzema, Marcelo, Marco Asensio and Casemiro being chosen for the shoot. 

Real Madrid have released their home kit for next season – but one star missed the photoshoot

Club captain Sergio Ramos was not picked to pose in the new kit amid doubts about his future

Fede Valverde, Vinicius and former Chelsea winger Eden Hazard also posed for images of them in the new training kit, which is linked to the home jersey.   

Members of Real Madrid’s women’s team – who finished second in the Spanish top-flight behind Barcelona this season – also adorned the new kit, which has blue and orange stripes alongside the traditional Los Blancos white.

The kit also contains the club motto ‘This is greatness’ on the shirt, which also contains references to the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, which is still under redevelopment. 

Real stars to feature in the shoot included Fede Valverde, Rodrygo and Marco Asensio

Vinicius Junior and Eden Hazard also showed off the club’s new training gear for next season

Real claim the kit ‘is designed to reflect the spirit and sense of unity of the club with its fans’ while the design ‘symbolises the community of the Madridistas’ via the spiral graphics on the shirt. 

Reports on Monday claimed club captain Ramos is set for a meeting with Real president Florentino Perez on Friday to discuss a new contract.

The 35-year-old is reportedly looking for a new two-year deal but the LaLiga giants are unwilling to budge from their club policy of rolling one-year deals for players over the age of 30. 

Real Madrid’s women’s team player also posed in the new kit with blue and orange stripes

Club captain Ramos’ contract expires at the end of this month with no agreement made yet

Real face competition for Ramos’ signature next season as Manchester City are reportedly willing to offer the defender a two-year contract at the Etihad Stadium, with manager Pep Guardiola admiring the veteran’s leadership abilities. 

The Premier League side lost Eric Garcia on Tuesday morning after the young defender completed a move to Barcelona, with fellow centre-back Aymeric Laporte reportedly unhappy about his game time this season in Manchester. 

Ramos would reportedly be offered a two-year deal at the Etihad Stadium with the option of either a third year should performances be of an acceptable level, or a move to City’s MLS sister club New York City FC. 

Pep Guardiola’s (left) Manchester City are reportedly prepared to sign Ramos next season

The centre-back has spent the last 16 seasons in the Spanish capital with Real and has led them to five LaLiga titles, four Champions League trophies and four more Club World Cups. 

But the veteran defender has struggled with several long-term injuries over the course of the season, which forced Spain manager Luis Enrique to leave him out of the country’s European Championship squad for the summer. 

Ramos played 21 times for Real this season due to the injury setbacks, as Los Blancos finished the 2020-21 campaign as LaLiga runners-up and Champions League semi-finalists to Chelsea.

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