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5 players Real Madrid regret selling

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 08:04 IST

Real Madrid are one of the biggest teams in the world and are home to a lot of superstars all the time. Their 'habit' of buying established and extremely talented players is well documented. But even they have made mistakes in letting certain players go. 

A host of their stars haven't been happy with the club in recent years citing certain players. Sergio Ramos is one; Cristiano Ronaldo is another. Even former managers have admitted that they've made mistakes in selling players off to another clubs. 

Here are but five of those 'mistakes' Real Madrid have made: 

Arjen Robben

No one in their right mind would've sold a 25-year-old Arjen Robben, especially when he was destroying defences in the La Liga but Florentino Perez came in and wanted to start his era with a massive 'Galactico' signing. Out when Arjen Robben, in came Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Dutchman joined Bayern Munich in 2009 and has since gone on to become one of the best players in the world. Five Bundesliga titles, one UEFA Champions League title and a series of ankle-breaking dribbles later, Robben is one of the biggest players Real Madrid let go – and for something as little as £20 million. 

Given the chance, at 25, Real Madrid would have loved to have signed Robben. Imagine a winger with blistering pace, exceptional dribbling ability and an eye for goal. Moreover, imagine a Real Madrid side with Robben and Ronaldo. Madness. 

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Published 23 Sep 2016, 10:46 IST
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