Rangers v Real Madrid: iconic Galactico officially out of Glasgow friendly
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 19: The Real Madrid club crest on the first team home shirt on July 19, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus)

Rangers v Real Madrid: iconic Galactico officially out of Glasgow friendly

Rangers are obviously delighted as the club announce a pre-season friendly with European giants Real Madrid at Ibrox Stadium.

The Gers have a hectic pre-season friendly ahead of the club’s 150th anniversary season with Los Blancos the cherry on top of a run of fixtures which includes the likes of Arsenal and Brighton.

Rangers fans might be delighted to see Real Madrid at Ibrox – but Sergio Ramos won’t be there. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

But whilst the Gers fans can look forward to the likes of Luka Modric, Raphael Varane and Karim Benzema strutting their stuff at Ibrox, one famous Madrid name won’t be in attendance.

Sergio Ramos is a name synonymous with Real Madrid, Spain and footballing success on the national, international and European stages.

A giant of a footballer with a personality to match, Sergio has been the embodiment of a wonderfully successful Madrid side for 16 years.

Snapping up five La Liga trophies, two Copa del Reys, and four UEFA Champions Leagues, Ramos has made over 670 appearances for Madrid scoring an incredible 101 goals.

Not bad for a centre-back.

The ex-Sevilla star’s 180 caps, two European Championships and one World Cup with Spain aren’t exactly something to be sniffed at either.

But Rangers fans hoping to see the Real Madrid legend strutting his stuff at Ibrox will be sorely disappointed.

Now 35, Ramos has – on the same day the Ibrox friendly was announced – signed a two-year deal with French giants Paris Saint Germain.

What a heartbreaker for Gers fans eager to see a global icon but there are still plenty of big names who’re set to visit Glasgow later in the month.

Rangers will face off against the Spanish giants on Sunday the 25th of July, welcoming the Madrid club to Ibrox for the first time since 1963/64.

Here’s how Rangers fans reacted to the news with the club’s supporters understandably buzzing at the prospect of welcoming Real to Ibrox.