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10 Stars Who Have Rejected Real

10 Stars Who Have Rejected Real Madrid

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jan 29, 2018 07:13 PM @KurtLaduma

We recently looked at players who have snubbed moves to FC Barcelona, but today, we recall 10 high-profile stars who have rejected their rivals Real Madrid, including some surprise Catalan club players!

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see 10 stars who have rejected Los Blancos, according to various reports.

In recent seasons, Real and Barca have rivalled one another for some of the world’s top talents, while there has also reportedly been attempts at direct business between the two clubs.

It was reported in 2011 that Los Blancos had made an enquiry into the availability of Lionel Messi, who was unsurprisingly not for sale. According to the Sun, Real also once tried to sign Sergio Busquets.

Luis Suarez was also said to be linked with Real in 2013, as per The Guardian, while Ivan Rakitic was believed to choose Barca over Real in 2014.

It is said that Neymar is another top player to have rejected a move to Los Blancos early in his career, though links with Real have seemingly resurfaced in recent times.

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard reportedly had the option of moving to the Spanish giants when Jose Mourinho was in charge of the club, while Gianluigi Buffon, who recently turned 40 years old, is also known to have snubbed Real in his career.

Ex-Manchester United captain Roy Keane revealed once that he turned down a chance to join Real, where he would have teamed up with David Beckham once again.

10 Stars Who Have Rejected Barca

Midfielders Paul Pogba and Marco Verratti were also believed to be chased by the European superpower, opportunities both stars reported turned down.

Would you have liked to see any of these players at Real? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Ntsika239 Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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Ntsika239 Jan 30, 2018 05:42 AM
@Love-downs read the first line of the article my man n try to understand it
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Love-downs Jan 29, 2018 09:38 PM
Mara Editor there r also star players that have rejected Barcelona 2 so basically what u trying 2 say? Or r u just simply imposing your bias-ness on us Madrid supporters? Mxm grow up
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Ricardo Kaka Jan 29, 2018 06:56 PM
Players who have rejected Barcelona 1;ISCO 2;Toni Kroos 3;Cristiano Rinaldo 4;Modric 5;Benzima 6;Sergio Ramos 7;Bale

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