Ramos who recently signed a five-year contract renewal has said, he could have earned more had he left the club.
Sergio Ramos who will captain Madrid this season ended speculations about his future when he agreed to a deal that’ll keep him at the club till 2020.
Ramos did not fail to point out that, had it been a financial decision, he would be somewhere else.
“Honestly, if it was an economic decision, I wouldn’t have stayed,” the 29-year-old said at a news conference on Monday. “I could have earned more elsewhere.
“It wasn’t a question of money, there were personal and professional things we had to organise.
“I’ve never spoken of my renewal but obviously, with a contract that had two years to go, whatever the press want to say I respect.
“I wasn’t happy in certain ways but I never said I wanted to leave. I spoke to who I needed to speak to but I couldn’t continue how I was. Those personal things are nothing to do with money.
“The economic situation – the president [Florentino Perez] and I solved that in five minutes. There were other things to talk about.
“I’m not going to talk about money. That never motivated me – happiness and family motivated me.
“I never said I wanted to leave, my idea was always to be here. I wanted to retire here if the president allowed me.
“I’m very thankful I have a new challenge to be captain of this team and I will do it in the most honest way.”