Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has confirmed that Manchester United made a “firm offer” for him in the summer.
Ramos was strongly linked with a move to Man United amid rumours that he was unhappy at the Bernabeu.
However, United were unsuccessful in their pursuit of the Spaniard and Ramos eventually signed a new deal at Madrid until 2020, saying at the time that he never wanted to leave. But this week he suggested that the thought did cross his mind.
“There was a firm offer, on paper,” Ramos said.
“For a moment I thought about a change of scenery. I have always said the same, attention from a big club is always a sign that you are doing well. But as long as my fans and my club want me, my main thought is to retire here at Real Madrid.”
At the time, Madrid made no secret of their desire to sign David de Gea and reports suggested United would only let the keeper leave if Ramos went the other way.
The affair didn’t work out too badly for United as they kept De Gea while Daley Blind has stepped up at centre-back to help his side to a solid defensive record this season.