Ramos signs two-year contract with PSG after Real Madrid departure
Spain defender begins next chapter of his career at Parc des Princes after 16-year stint at Santiago Bernabeu
Sergio Ramos signed for Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year contract after leaving Real Madrid.
Ramos was officially unveiled at the Parc des Princes on Monday after passing a medical exam, and will now link up with his new teammates for the start of the preseason.
PSG offered the 35-year-old a free transfer, winning the race for his signing in front of a host of big clubs following his exit from the Santiago Bernabeu last month.
What was said?
“This number 4, I appreciate it a lot out of superstition, because I had it from the start of my career, then it accompanied me throughout my life, continued me, brought good luck, and a lot of victories.
“Now number 4 is part of me as a person and as a professional. For me, it’s a privilege to be able to wear this number in such a great team, Paris Saint-Germain. So it will necessarily be very special to be able to wear my number here in Paris. “
How will Ramos fit into PSG?
Ramos will add a new dimension to the PSG roster as head coach Mauricio Pochettino looks to achieve success on the national and European stages in 2021-2022.
The Spain international’s vast experience at the highest level could help the French side to reach the end of the Champions League for the first time, and he could fit directly into the heart of the defense.
Ramos will likely compete for a regular place in midfield alongside Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe, but there is also the possibility that the former will be brought back to midfield to welcome the ex-Los Blancos superstar.
Ramos’ legacy at Real
Ramos spent 16 years on the Real Madrid books after joining the Sevilla club in 2005, establishing himself as one of Europe’s best defenders while winning numerous trophies.
The World Cup winner took 22 major honors during his time at the Bernabeu, including five La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns.
Ramos also contributed 101 goals to Real’s cause in 671 games in all competitions, but the club had no choice but to let him go after talks on a contract extension broke down.