Former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain.
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Sergio Ramos, the former Real Madrid loyal considered one of the most reliable defenders in the world, has signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain, the French club said Thursday.
Ramos, 35, went to Madrid after 16 years when his contract expired at the end of June. Ramos won the Champions League four times with Real and is a World Cup winner and a two-time champion of Europe with Spain.
Spain’s utmost-capped player, who has won 180 caps and scored 23 goals for his country, arrives with PSG desperate to add experience to their squad for another assault on an elusive first Champions League title.
“I am very happy to join Paris St-Germain,” Ramos said. “This is a big change in my life, a new challenge and it’s a day I will never forget.”
PSG chairman and chief executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi said: “Paris welcomes one of the greatest players of our era.”
PSG sporting director Leonardo has also brought in Dutch midfield star Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool and Moroccan defender Achraf Hakimi from Italian champions Inter Milan. The Parisians seek the right blend to conquer Europe persuade France striker Kylian Mbappe to sign a new deal beyond 2022.
“It’s a big change in my life, a new challenge and a day I shall never forget,” Ramos said in a PSG statement.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side, who missed out on last season’s Ligue 1 title to Lille, have also been linked with a move for Italy international goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who is a free agent after leaving AC Milan.
Ramos, who was left out of Spain’s Euro 2020 squad, will link up with former Madrid teammates Angel di Maria and Keylor Navas.