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The Madrid supremo praised El Gran Capitan as Raul announced he is leaving Los Blancos...

"There are many players that form part of the legend that is Real Madrid. Many have managed to touch glory and win both the respect and affection of the fans. But there are few of these Chosen Ones that reflect what Real Madrid is." It was with these comments that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez opened a press conference today alongside Blancos club captain Raul Gonzalez Blanco in a function announcing the player's departure from the Spanish capital.

"Raul has won everything he has won with tireless work. He will be one of us forever. I met Raul in 2000 and one of my dreams is that every player that comes through this club has his spirit. He reflects all the values of the Madridismo," said Perez of the legendary striker, according to Marca.

Perez went on to express his desire that Raul never be disassociated from Los Blancos, alluding to a return by the living legend in another capacity. "He has always carried Real Madrid's name with him to every corner of the earth. Millions of fans around the world are Raulistas. This is not goodbye, but see you later. That's how it was with Alfredo Di Stefano. The Real Madrid crest is his crest and all the Madrid fans are his fans."

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