Sergio Ramos: I considered Manchester United move

Sergio Ramos: I considered Manchester United move


Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos says he considered a move to Manchester United last summer but his priority was always to stay with the club.

The World Cup winner was strongly linked with a switch to Old Trafford, potentially as part of a swap deal that took goalkeeper David de Gea to the Santiago Bernabeu. Reports at the time suggested Ramos had fallen out with president Florentino Perez and was willing to accept a fresh challenge abroad.

In the end, the centre back signed a new deal and replaced Iker Casillas as captain of the club when he left for Porto.

Speaking to Cadena COPE, Ramos said: “There was an offer from United. 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.”

Discussing potential interest from Chelsea, who will be looking to find a world class replacement for John Terry this summer, the club captain stated: “I have not heard about interest from Chelsea. Many things have always been said. Flattery from big clubs is always good as this is because you are doing well, but if the fans and my club want me.”