Spanish professional footballer Sergio Ramos moves to the top of French club Paris Saint-Germain. As PSG announced on Thursday, the 35-year-old defender has signed a two-year contract.
“This is a huge change in my life and a new challenge – a day I will never forget,” the statement quoted Ramos as saying. “I am very proud to be part of this project, and to be part of this team with so many wonderful players,” said the 2010 World Champion and European Champion 2008 and 2012.
Ramos had already arrived in the French capital on Wednesday and passed the medical examination, where he was greeted with enthusiasm by the fans. When the change was announced, there may have been a mistake, because Paris already had a brief message about the Ramos deal on the homepage on Wednesday night, which was deleted shortly thereafter.
Wijnaldum, Judge, Donnarumma
And because the expired contract with Ramos, who played for 16 years with Los Blancos, was not renewed by the Spanish record champion, he was able to move to France for free. According to media reports, Ramos was said to have turned down offers from two English clubs.
Paris Saint-Germain had previously signed former Dortmund defender Achraf Hakimi. Midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool FC is also new to the squad, and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma from Milan is expected to announce the move in the next few days. Paris is currently building a new, perhaps even stronger team.
As a longtime Real Madrid captain, Ramos won 22 titles with Real Madrid, including the Champions League four times. He played 671 matches in the royal jersey and scored 101 goals. Now he hopes to achieve more successes alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Paris Saint-Germain hopes to finally win the Champions League.