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Man United legend pleads with club not to sign Real Madrid star

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has taken to Twitter to plea with the club not to sign Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos, with the World Cup-winning defender having been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford.

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The Daily Star has reported that the Red Devils want to bring the centre-back to the club, possibly as part of the deal to take goalkeeper David De Gea to the Bernabeu.

The Spain international has been heavily linked with a move to Madrid this summer, and a transfer appears to be increasingly likely.

However, Neville thinks that that the deal would come at too great a cost for United, with £40 million-plus-De Gea appearing to him to be extortionate.

It is unknown whether the Sky Sports pundit would be happier with the deal if it was a straight swap. That is what United chief executive Ed Woodward wants according to the Star article.

As it is the former right-back doesn’t seem happy.

Spanish publication AS has reported that the centre-back has met with his agent (who is also his brother) and his lawyer recently to talk about a possible move away from La Liga giants, with the 29-year-old reportedly unhappy with Real’s reaction to his demand for a new contract [Independent].

The defender has also dropped some major hints that he is keen on a move to Manchester.

The Express reported that the defender’s representatives held a ‘secret meeting’ with United’s officials two months ago, while he is also believed to have confirmed to Real that he is keen to leave the club [Express].

Similarly, the Daily Mail understand that Ramos’s father is a United fan, and the former Sevilla man has further added fuel to the transfer rumours by admitting that he is taking English language lessons [Mirror].

Neville doesn’t seem to think the player is good enough for the Red Devils-at least not at that price-but with 128 Spain caps and 445 Blancos appearances during a 13-year career, he certainly has some pedigree.

With van Gaal looking to impress in both the Champions League and the Premier League, Ramos’s experience would make him a great addition to the squad.

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