Friend claims she got close to Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos last year

Nereida Gallardo is said to have had a series of dates with footballer Sergio Ramos just months before beginning her relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Spanish model met the Real Madrid star last November at Joy Eslava nightclub in Madrid.

But friends say she’s determined to keep it quiet in case Cristiano moves to the Spanish team next year.

‘Cristiano doesn’t know Nereida’s already slept with one of Real Madrid’s top players,’ a friend tells the News of The Word.

‘He’s a jealous guy and she’s kept it a secret from him because it’s something in her past. Sergio’s a bit of a joker and the last thing she wants is him welcoming Cristiano to Madrid by announcing he’s already tackled his girlfriend.’

Nereida and the Manchester United star, both 23, have been dating since January.

They recently enjoyed a holiday to Sardinia together.

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Alison Adey