Ramos playfully teases former Madrid teammates for their move to Saudi clubs
Sergio Ramos, who received interest from several Saudi Arabian clubs during the summer transfer window, took a swipe at his former Real Madrid teammates for opting to move to Saudi Arabia “for the sake of money”.
Sergio Ramos, after spending 18 years away from his hometown, has now joined Sevilla as a free agent. His move carries a strong emotional significance as the Spanish player turned down numerous lucrative offers to play for Sevilla.
The team managed by Jose Luis Mendilibar will pay Ramos only one million euros per season, whereas Al Ittihad had offered him a staggering 22 million euros. However, Ramos was not enticed by the financial aspect and made it clear in his initial statements upon arriving in Seville.
During his first interview with his new La Liga side, the 37-year-old defender elaborated on his reasons for rejoining his former team. He also took the opportunity to indirectly criticize his ex-Real Madrid teammates, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo, who are currently plying their trade in the Saudi league.
“I had the chance to prolong my stay in Paris for two years, but I declined. Throughout my career, I have always been guided by instinct and passion, not driven by money. That’s why I didn’t choose to go to Arabia or the MLS,” he expressed.
“That’s why I waited until the 93rd minute to sign for Sevilla. Sometimes, everything happens for a reason, and I strongly believe in the power of positive energy. Returning here was a dream come true for me.”
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