Sergio Ramos joins PSG on two-year deal
Sergio Ramos is officially a PSG player. The French club has released a statement to announce their new signing.
The 35-year-old defender has signed for the next two seasons. Negotiations have taken place over the past few days between PSG and Ramos’ entourage.
On Wednesday, The Spanish defender flew to Paris to conclude the deal. He landed at Le Bourget airport before heading to the American Hospital in Neuilly to carry out a medical. He was then taken to the PSG offices, where he signed his new contract.
Ramos’ arrival marks the culmination of an extraordinary summer for PSG. The Spanish international was joined by the signings of Wijnaldum and Achraf, players who represent an important leap for a team aspiring to win the Champions League.
“I am very happy to join Paris Saint-Germain,” Ramos said. “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. 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.”
The 2010 World Cup winner bid farewell to Real in an emotional press conference and claimed that he wanted to stay, but the club decided to withdraw a one-year contract offer by claiming it had expired.
Ramos said he was offered a new deal with a 10 per cent reduction to his previous salary but was holding out for a two-year deal “so my family could have continuity and tranquillity”.
“Today, Paris welcomes one of the greatest players of our era. We are delighted to announce that Sergio Ramos has joined us,” PSG chairman and chief executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi said.
“Sergio is a complete footballer, one of the best defenders in the history of the game. He is a born competitor, a leader and a true professional. His vast experience and ambition is in perfect synergy with those of the club.”
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