Sevilla’s new acquisition Sergio Ramos, has openly expressed the profound sentimental significance of his return to the club after 18 years away.
His emotions ran so deep that even Spain’s tough-as-nails player was brought to tears while discussing it.
Ramos and Sevilla have had a strained relationship since his departure on the closing day of the 2005 transfer window when he moved to Real Madrid for €27 million.
In 2018, when he scored two goals and celebrated in front of the Sevilla fans, he faced a barrage of abuse from the local supporters.
Upon his signing, Sevilla’s initial media release featured Sergio Ramos issuing an apology to the Sevilla fans and players he might have inadvertently hurt.
Ramos openly acknowledged his past mistakes and seized the moment to extend his apologies to any Sevilla player he may have inadvertently offended through his actions or gestures.
The 37-year-old, remained clubless since his contract with PSG concluded in July and seemed enthusiastic about a potential move to the prominent Saudi Pro League giants.
Unexpectedly, a surprising twist emerged as a transfer to Sevilla came into consideration.
The Real Madrid legend also declined offers from Galatasaray and Besiktas.
Sergio Ramos made waves in Spain with his remarkable return to his childhood club, Sevilla, 18 years after leaving for Real Madrid.
As a defender, he rose to the position of captain for Los Blancos, earning acclaim as one of football’s greatest defenders.
Despite this, Ramos parted ways with Real Madrid in the summer of 2021, joining the French club Paris Saint-Germain.
After spending two relatively uneventful years in Paris, he opted not to renew his contract, and the club subsequently released him as a free agent.
They have placed Sevilla in a Champions League group with RC Lens, PSV Eindhoven from the Netherlands, and Arsenal, representing the Premier League