Former Barcelona captain has revealed that he rejected two offers to sign for Real Madrid in the past.
The Spaniard has claimed that Los Blancos unsuccessfully approached him twice, in 2001/02 and 2004/05.
“Real Madrid appointed [Jose Antonio] Camacho as their new coach and he wanted me and Ronaldinho,” Puyol said to TV3 when referring to the second of Real Madrid’s approaches.
“They tried to sign me on those two occasions, but I was at the best club in the world and wanted to win titles there.
“So I stayed.”
Puyol ended up spending his entire career at the Camp Nou.