Sergio Ramos, the previous Real Madrid stalwart thought of probably the greatest defenders on the earth, has signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain, the French membership stated Thursday.
Ramos, 35, gained the Champions League 4 occasions with Real and is a World Cup winner and a two-time champion of Europe with Spain.
The veteran, who has gained 180 caps and scored 23 objectives for his nation, arrives with PSG determined so as to add expertise to their squad for one more assault on an elusive first Champions League title.
PSG sporting director Leonardo has additionally introduced in Dutch midfield star Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool and Moroccan defender Achraf Hakimi from Italian champions Inter Milan because the Parisians search the precise mix to overcome Europe and persuade France striker Kylian Mbappe to signal a brand new deal past 2022.
“It’s a big change in my life, a new challenge and a day I shall never forget,” Ramos stated in a PSG assertion.
Ramos, who reduce his tooth with Sevilla earlier than becoming a member of Real in 2005, performed virtually 500 video games for Los Blancos, marshalling their defence for 16 seasons and profitable La Liga 5 occasions.
He additionally scored some notable objectives — not least his injury-time equaliser within the 2014 Champions League ultimate in opposition to metropolis rivals Atletico.
Real went on to win 4-1 to assert their tenth win within the competitors and Ramos remained a mainstay of the aspect as they made it 4 continental titles in 5 seasons between 2016 and 2018 beneath French coach Zinedine Zidane.