One of the greatest centre-backs to grace the game will ply his trade in France after signing for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. Sergio Ramos had announced his departure from Real Madrid after the two parties failed to agree on a deal.
The former Real Madrid captain is the latest of the club’s signings which also include Achraf Hakimi, Giorgino Wijnaldum, with Gianluigi Donnarumma also on the horizon.
Ramos represented the Los Blancos for a total of sixteen seasons, which marked one of the greatest eras that the club ever witnessed. He opted to leave at the end of his current deal, as the La Liga side were only open to extending his stay for a solitary year while he demanded a two-year contract.
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The 35-year-old expressed his pleasure after having completed his signing to the French capital and looked forward to contributing to an ambitious project set in place, which is illuminated by their rampant pursuit in the transfer market.
“I am very happy to join Paris Saint-Germain,” Ramos said. “This is a big change in my life, a new challenge and it’s a day I will never forget.
“I am very proud to be a part of this ambitious project, to be a part of this squad with so many great players. Paris Saint-Germain is a club that has already proven itself at the highest level. I want to continue to grow and improve at Paris and help the team to win as many trophies as possible.”
While Ramos has only made a solitary appearance since March to due to persistent injury troubles, he is expected to be available straightway for PSG, as they continue their pursuit for the elusive Champions League.
The addition of the experienced campaigner is invaluable to PSG due to his expertise as well as the winning mentality he brings to the table, an attribute that the club have lacked in their European campaigns.
Moreover, he can take young defenders in PSG under his wing and hone their skills and also expand the depth of the PSG backline which only had Presnel Kimpembe and Marquinhos as first-team material.
PSG are reportedly also eyeing an upgrade to their midfield department despite the addition of Wijnaldum. Eduardo Camavinga and Paul Pogba are the candidates eyed by PSG for a potential transfer move.