Manchester United agreed £9.8m deal with Real Madrid star before SENSATIONAL U-TURN

Manchester United agreed a contract with Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos before the player’s sensational u-turn, reports the Metro.

The 29-year-old is now set to stay with Los Merengues after negotiating an £8 million, five-year deal. This will be a major disappointment for the Red Devils, who are in dire need of a leader for their back line. The need will only be heightened if David De Gea completes a much mooted move to the Bernabeu this month.

United are thought to have been close to signing the Spain international before this turnaround. They had apparently agreed a £200,000-a-week deal with the defender, which would have let him earn £9.8 million every year.

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However, the move is dead now, and the Premier League side will have to look elsewhere. Valencia ace Nicolas Otamendi has been touted as another option [The Independent], and has just come off the back of a successful season with Los Che. They conceded only 32 goals in La Liga with the Argentinian at the heart of their defence.

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