Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos admits close call with Manchester United transfer

Sergio Ramos, former Real Madrid captain and legend who is among the most decorated defenders in the modern era, spent 16 long years at Real Madrid. This summer, the Spaniard made an emotional return to his boyhood club Sevilla FC from PSG.

Throughout his glorious time in the Spanish capital, Ramos won numerous titles and even scored a significant number of goals as a defender. Recently, he revealed that he nearly joined Premier League giant Manchester United.

Ramos opens up on near miss with Manchester United transfer

After spending the majority of his career playing for Los Blancos in 2021, their captain bid farewell to join the French champions Paris Saint-Germain. In the same transfer window, his rival Lionel Messi left Barcelona for the same destination, and they both joined forces in Ligue 1 that year.

In the past, there have been numerous legendary players who have represented both Manchester United and Real Madrid, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruud van Nistelrooy, and David Beckham. Both sides rank among the most elite football clubs in the world, boasting rich histories and glory.

Despite the current struggling phase of the Premier League club, they have successfully lured two key players from Los Blancos, Raphael Varane and Casemiro, making them the top two highest-paid players at Manchester United.


However, the now-Sevilla player has disclosed that he had nearly joined Manchester United in 2014, potentially adding his name to the iconic list of players who have played for both clubs.

He revealed, “Yes, I was close to playing for United. My father is a great fan of that team, but I stayed where I should, Real Madrid. Despite everything, I maintain my admiration for the club, for the Premier League, and for its players, because the pace of play is different, and it is a league from which we can all learn a lot.”

“I was happy to stay in Madrid, and now I am happy to be in Seville,” he added. 

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Sergio Ramos was a monumental figure in Real Madrid’s recent glory over the past decade. His famous equalizer in the 2014 Champions League final, which helped the Royal Whites lift La Decima, eventually saved manager Carlo Ancelotti’s career at the Santiago Bernabeu.


Reportedly, this summer, the Red Devils approached the former Real Madrid icon with a lucrative wage offer. However, Ramos preferred a reunion with Sevilla, snubbing the $93,034-per-week Manchester United deal. Sergio Ramos led Los Blancos to four Champions League titles, including the historic three-peat Champions League triumph from 2016 to 2018, retaining the prestigious accolade for three seasons.

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