I'm here to kill — Sergio Ramos explains why he snubbed Saudi Arabia for Sevilla

Sergio Ramos was welcomed by 22, 000 fans. (Photo Credit: Sevilla/X)

I'm here to kill — Sergio Ramos explains why he snubbed Saudi Arabia for Sevilla

Izuchukwu Akawor 15:07 - 07.09.2023

Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos is back at Sevilla after an 18-year journey that took him to Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain

Former World Cup winner Sergio Ramos has provided a vivid insight into his decision to return to LALIGA club Sevilla.

Ramos is back to the Sanchez Pizjuan where it all began for him after an 18-year absence that took him through Madrid and Paris. 

The 37-year-old became a hero in Real Madrid before spending two years with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain. 

Ramos to Sevilla

The Real legend has put pen to paper on a one-year contract that will see him wear Sevilla’s colour for the 2023/2024 campaign.

Sergio Ramos during his Sevilla presentation. (Photo Credit: Sevilla/X)

In bringing him back to his boyhood club, Sevilla had to battle competition from Saudi Arabia. 

The Saudis have been busy throughout the summer as they lured some of the best players in Europe to the Saudi Pro League.

Four of the biggest clubs in Saudi Arabia have spent big to attract former Real Madrid stars like Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Saudis also had Ramos on their radar as per various reports alongside offers from Turkish teams who also wanted the legendary stopper.

Sergio Ramos in action for Sevilla before he left the club in 2005. || Image credit: Imago

Ramos settled for his boyhood club, however, as he could not pass the chance for one last dance. 

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Ramos explains Sevilla's choice

The defender was presented to the Sevilla fans on an emotional day for him and his family.

Over 22, 000 fans turned up to welcome back their illustrious son in a lavish presentation on Wednesday.

Sergio Ramos applauding the fans following an outpour of love during his presentation. (Photo Credit: Sevilla/X)

Ramos spoke to the Sevilla media after the proceedings where he stated why he had returned after celebrating their successes from outside.

According to him, he’s back to kill for the badge in one of the best clubs in Europe. 

“ I would like to take this opportunity to thank once again all the people who have made it possible for me to defend this shield again,” Ramos said as per Sevilla's website. 

“I have celebrated from the outside all the titles of the club and we are one of the great teams in Europe. 

Sergio Ramos
Sergio Ramos joined Real Madrid from Sevilla in 2005. (Photo Credit: Imago)

“To finish I would like to share this moment of happiness of mine in the most sincere way. I'm a Sevillista and I'm here to kill for this badge," he added. 

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