Some players have a good relationship with their former clubs. These include Ronaldo with Sporting and Messi with Newell’s. But unfortunately, Sergio Ramos, is not one of those players, as his trips back to his old stomping ground showed.
This is especially when they move on to a much bigger side to become a real star of the game. That’s what Sergio Ramos did back in 2005.
The 30-year-old hasn’t turned out for Sevilla for a decade now, but his name and every touch is greeted with a round of boos and insults that clearly knocked him for six.
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Sergio Ramos hit out at his old fans upon scoring a Panenka penalty against them in the Copa del Rey. But in the end, his own goal helped contribute to Real’s first defeat in over 40 games.
But why are the Sevilla fans so unforgiving over Ramos? A story in Marca has shed some light onto why he isn’t the most welcome face at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuain. But it’s slightly confusing.
The unmet desire
Back in his Sevilla days, Ramos reportedly went to club president Jose Maria del Nido and asked for a life-contract.
“Mr. President,” the story has Sergio Ramos as saying, “Give me a lifetime contract because I want to stay here forever.
“But, I’ll always want to be at a winning club.”
However, Sergio Ramos was met with this reply from his president: “You won’t make any money here, nor will any other academy player.”
Several meetings between the player and the club followed but no agreement could be reached. He then soon left to the Spanish capital once Real Madrid met his €27 million release clause.
The report then claims that Del Nido sanctioned the move in order to win favour amongst his own fans.
So despite his desire to remain at the club, he failed to ignore the lure of Real. And obviously, all of the money that would come with it.
However, it seems that the real anger should be directed at Del Nido. He sanctioned the move to line the club’s pockets and it’s no wonder that Ramos left if he felt that he wasn’t wanted.
Sergio Ramos still remains one of the most representative in Spanish football and a leading face for La Liga internationally.