Sergio Ramos reveals he turned down contract presents to affix Sevilla

Sergio Ramos has revealed he turned down presents from Saudi Arabia and MLS as a way to return to Sevilla.

Ramos left Sevilla approach again in 2005, having come by means of the membership’s youth academy, and went on to turn out to be a Actual Madrid legend – successful 4 UEFA Champions Leagues, 5 La Ligas and 4 FIFA Membership World Cups.

After 16 profitable seasons with Madrid, Ramos would spend a two at Ligue 1 giants, racking up 58 appearances for the membership.

Talking through Relevo after leaving PSG and returning to Sevilla, Ramos revealed that he turned down a brand new two-year deal on the French membership, in addition to presents from the Saudi Professional League and MLS as a way to re-join his boyhood membership.

“I had the chance to proceed in Paris for 2 years, however I did not see it,” he defined. “I’ve all the time been moved by impulses and coronary heart. Not by cash. That is why I did not go to Arabia or the MLS. That is why I risked the decision till the minute 93 to signal for Sevilla. 

“Typically all the pieces occurs for a motive and I imagine in power. For me it was a dream to return right here. The time to return was now, as I may assist the membership in a fragile second, and the financial concern has not been an issue as a result of we solved it in 5 seconds,”


90min understands that former Actual Madrid teammate Karim Benzema tried to steer Ramos to affix Al Ittihad, however the defender turned down the chance. Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich had additionally been made conscious of his siutation prior to selecting Sevilla, though none introduced a proposal in the long run.

Talking on Sevilla’s official membership channels, Ramos additionally revealed that honouring his grandfather, who handed away in 2019, performed an enormous position in his resolution to re-join the membership.

“I come to assist out, to drag in the identical path and I’m wanting ahead to placing on the Sevilla protect, stepping on the Sanchez Pizjuan and assembly with all of you once more,” he mentioned. “It was not solely a debt that I had with myself but additionally with my household, with my grandfather that made me a Sevilla supporter since I used to be little, with my father…It didn’t make sense to take one other path.

“I hope to see you very quickly. I’m right here to provide my finest and attempt to obtain my goals with the group.”


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