Manchester United had agreed a staggering £200,000-per-week contract with Sergio Ramos before the Spaniard elected to stay with Real Madrid, according to Cadena COPE.
The Red Devils were heavily linked with the centre-back earlier this summer amid claims that he’d grown unsettled at the Bernabeu.
Contract issues were widely cited as the reason behind the fall-out and led to claims that the now Real captain was desperate to join Louis van Gaal’s side.
However, Ramos has now changed his mind and all but agreed fresh teams with the La Liga giants, leaving United red-faced after a genuine push to snap him up.
And it’s now claimed by Cadena COPE that the 29-year-old was on the verge of joining the Premier League outfit, with a contract worth just over £200,000-per-week having been ‘agreed’ between the club and the player:
.@lamacope: “El Manchester United ofrecía a Ramos 55 millones limpios por 5 temporadas, ganando 12 la primera. Las dos partes han cedido”.
— elpartidodelas12 (@partidodelas12) August 12, 2015