Paris: Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of former Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos on a free transfer on Thursday. The Spanish central defender penned on a two-year contract.
The 35-year-old left Madrid after 16 years when his contract expired at the end of June. Ramos won the Champions League four times with Los Blancos and scored 101 goals in his 671 appearances.
“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,” Ramos told PSG TV.
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The Spaniard won the 2010 World Cup and two Euros in 2008 and 2012, becoming the most-capped player for the country (and European player) of all time with 180 appearances. Ramos has also won the UEFA Defender of the Year (2017 and 2018) and has featured 11 times in the FIFA/FIFPro World XI between 2008 and 2020.
Ramos is PSG’s third signing of the summer after the arrival of Morocco defender Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan and Georginio Wijnaldum, who also joined as a free agent.