Sergio Ramos snubs $93,034-per-week Manchester United deal for Sevilla reunion

Despite the transfer window coming to an end, Sergio Ramos was unable to find himself a new destination. His hopes were still high, as free agents could sign a deal with clubs even with the transfer market closed. And it seems like he has finally found his next destination, and will be making a return to his boyhood club.

The four-time Champions League-winning defender last played for French club Paris Saint-Germain before leaving them as a free agent in June. The Spaniard took a long time to evaluate all the contract offers he received before reaching his final decision last night.

Ramos rejects Manchester United offer for Sevilla return

Sergio Ramos was offered very lucrative terms by some foreign clubs. Notably, Saudi club Al-Ittihad wanted to reunite the Spaniard with his former Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema. They had offered him a very big contract, as seen in recent days with other players. Turkish club Besiktas had also offered him a big contract and there was reported interest from Inter Miami as well. 

However, there was another surprising competitor for his signature. According to the Sun, that club was Manchester United, which would have seen Sergio Ramos play in the Premier League. 

Due to center back Raphael Varane’s injury, United were in the market for a quick replacement. They gave him a one-year contract, which is reported to have been about $93,034 per week. However, the Spaniard reportedly rejected it immediately, which is said to have made the club a bit furious.

Instead, he joined his boyhood club Sevilla on a one-year contract worth a little over 2 million euros yearly.

How long did Sergio Ramos play for Sevilla?

Sergio Ramos began his career through Sevilla, where he came from their youth setup. Seville is the city where he was born and he even played for their B team in 2003-04.

Sergio Ramos Took 90% Paycut To Return To Boyhood Club Sevilla

Ramos made his professional debut with Sevilla in 2004 in a La Liga match. He would go on to play 41 games in just his debut season, though it would also be his last ever for them. Sevilla would end the season securing sixth place in La Liga and qualified for the UEFA Cup.

He soon left to join Real Madrid, where he spent 16 years, eventually becoming their captain. He is well remembered for his contributions there, winning four UCLs and countless other trophies. Ramos is also remembered for his international career, winning a World Cup and two Euros with his nation Spain.

Ramos’s return to his boyhood club means that he will soon be ready to participate in La Liga. He could possibly feature in Sevilla’s game against Atletico Madrid this Saturday.

Do you think Sergio Ramos made the correct decision? Make sure to let us know what you think in the comments.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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