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Harvey Elliott Refused To Meet Sergio Ramos When Real Madrid Attempted To Sign Him

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Harvey Elliott Refused To Meet Sergio Ramos When Real Madrid Attempted To Sign Him

Harvey Elliott turned down the chance to meet Sergio Ramos when Real Madrid tried to sign him because of what he did to Mohamed Salah.

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Elliott was courted by many clubs around Europe before ultimately signing for Liverpool in 2019.

Real Madrid were keen on signing the English talent and even gave him a tour of the iconic Bernabeu to convince the youngster to move to Spain.

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They rolled out the red carpet and offered to arrange a meeting between Elliott and ex-Real captain Ramos.

However, Elliott snubbed Real Madrid's offer due to the defender's challenge with Salah during the Champions League final in 2018.

"There was a tour of the Bernabeu and their training ground complex as they sought to convince the youngest player to play in the Premier League to move to the Spanish capital last summer," the report from The Athletic reads.

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"When they reached Sergio Ramos' shirt, hanging up on the wall, Real's charm offensive included an offer to arrange for the talented teenager to meet their long-serving captain.

"'No, it's OK, thanks, I don't like him after what he did to Mo Salah.'"

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Image Credit: Alamy

Of course, Salah was reduced to tears after falling awkwardly on his shoulder following a challenge from Ramos.

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Elliott went onto put pen to paper with Liverpool for an undisclosed fee and the teenage sensation revealed that he idolises Salah.

"King, I would say!" He told the Liverpool ECHO.

"Just because of his style of play and who he is on and off the pitch. Myself, looking at him in my position, I idolise him a lot.

"To be going up against him in training, I learn a lot of things from him. Even in the gym as well, he is telling me to do a higher weight, push myself even more. To have him in the club and around us young players, he is a really big influence."

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He suffered a horrific leg injury against Leeds United in September and it ruled him out for over three months.

Ramos, meanwhile, swapped Spain for France last summer and sealed a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

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Topics: Harvey Elliott, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Mohamed Salah, Sergio Ramos, Champions League

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