The captain for the Spanish national team Sergio Ramos García has joined Paris Saint Germain (PSG), signing two-year deal after running down his contract at Real Madrid,
His contract expired on June 30 and he failed to agree on an extension, bringing an end to 16 years at the club.
The 35-year-old Spanish spent 16yrs in Madrid after joining the Spanish giant from Sevilla in 2005 at the age of 19.
“This is a big change in my life, a new challenge and it’s a day I will never forget,” Ramos said after signing.
“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,” he added.
Ramos had wanted a two-year deal. Reports indicate that his wages at PSG are set to be lower than what he was earning in Spain and what he would have earned had he stayed at the Bernabeu.
Ramos has made 469 appearances and scored 72 goals, a record by a defender in La Liga.
He has won 22 major honors, including five La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions League titles.
He also won four Supercopa de España and four FIFA Club World Cup.
Ramos has been tagged as one of the best defenders in the world and of his generation.
In 2017, Euan McTear also tagged Ramos as The Legendary Defender Who’ll Be Remembered For Everything.
After Signing for PSG, Ramos said “I always loved wearing number 4, I’ve been wearing it my entire career, it brought me luck, and I’m happy to keep wearing it at a great club like PSG”.
He then wrote on his Twitter page, “The best place to keep dreaming, the best place to keep winning. We’re going to fight with everything we have for everything.”