Sergio Ramos has signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain after leaving Real Madrid in June.
Ramos left Real after 16 years of service, during which time he won four Club World Cups, four Champions Leagues, and five La Liga championships.
After being offered a one-year contract, the World Cup winner wanted to stay at the club, but it was removed and he was told the contract had ended.
“I am really thrilled to join Paris Saint-Germain,” Ramos said of PSG.
This is a significant turning point in my life, a new challenge, and a day I will never forget.
“I am ecstatic to be a member of such a big project and to be a part of a team with so many talented athletes.”
Paris Saint-Germain is a club with a long history of success at the top level.
I want to continue to develop and progress at Paris Saint-Germain and help the team win as many titles as possible.” The 35-year-old was plagued by injuries last season, appearing only once for Real since March.
He was hoping for a two-year contract so that his “family could enjoy stability and peace.”
Ramos was left out of Luis Enrique’s Euros team after the contract was canceled, and they went on to lose their semi-final to Italy on penalties.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi, PSG chairman and chief executive, has dubbed the defender “one of the finest players of our period.”
“Sergio is a complete footballer, one of the greatest defenders in the game’s history,” he remarked.
He is a natural competitor, a natural leader, and a consummate professional.
Mauricio Pochettinos team has made a number of high-profile signings in the summer window, with Ramos being one of them.
Achraf Hakimi arrived on a five-year agreement allegedly costing PS61 million from Inter Milan, and Georginio Wijnaldum joined on a three-year deal from Liverpool.
The big names don’t stop there, as the club is on the verge of confirming the free signing of goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma from AC Milan.