Sergio Ramos has signed with Sevilla as a free agent. Ramos played for Sevilla as a youth until his transfer to Real Madrid in 2005.

Ramos attracted interest from Saudi Arabia's Al Ittihad, Galatasaray, FC Porto and MLS but has opted for Sevilla as he prefers to stay closer to home.

"Sergio arrived at our youth academy at the age of seven and progressed through the youth ranks until he made his debut in the first reserve team at the age of 16 in the 2002-03 season," Sevilla said in a statement.