Rumors were heavy last summer linking Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos to Manchester United, but nothing ever came of it.
The 30-year-old Spaniard has admitted that the Red Devils expressed interest in signing him in 2015. Ramos and Real were involved in a heated contract dispute, before ultimately signing a long-term deal, but United had looked to poach the veteran La Liga centerback.
Ramos recently told COPE:
“There was an offer from United,” Ramos said. “I considered changing for a while but Real Madrid was always my priority and there were no economic reasons.”
“Did I feel cheated [by Madrid]? No, but I did feel disappointed for a while. There were some troubles that came to an end.”
Ramos has spent nearly his entire professional career in Madrid, joining Real in 2005 from fellow Spanish club Sevilla. The Spain international has made over 300 appearances for the Madridistas, but did admit that the offers from other big clubs were enticing.
“Flattery from big clubs is always good as this is because you are doing well, but if the fans and my club want me.”
Fortunately for United, they have boasted one of the top backlines in England this season. Louis Van Gaal‘s side has conceded 30 goals in 34 matches, second fewest in the Premier League, only behind Tottenham Hotspur.