Man Utd bid £28.6m for Sergio Ramos – but what else could they have?

What else can twenty-eight million of Her Majesty's pounds get you these days?

Sergio Ramos
FEE: Ramos (Image: Дмитрий Неймырок/Football.ua)

Manchester United have bid £28.6m for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, which begs the question: what else could they get for that precise sum of money?

Yes, twenty-eight million of the Queen’s pounds might get you an international footballer, but it’s also good for all sorts of useful and/or glamorous things if you look in the right places.

So sit back, relax and see what the Red Devils could hypothetically splash out on instead of Sergio Ramos…

1. A Picasso portrait of his mistress Marie-Therese Walter

2. Flood defences for Great Yarmouth

3. A 500,000 sq ft Tesco distribution hub in Chesterfield

4. The combined annual bonus of everyone who works for JD Wetherspoon

5. A 1100-place mixed comprehensive school in Lewisham

6. A 42,298 sq ft mixed-use development in the centre of Richmond

7. Mobile phone advertising expenditure in the UK for 2008

8. The freehold interest in the Queen Street Shopping Centre, Darlington

Do you know of anything else that costs the same as Sergio Ramos? Tell us!