SERGIO Ramos has officially joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer from Real Madrid. The Spaniard has signed a two-year deal at the Parc des Princes. “For me, it’s a privilege to wear the number four shirt of this great team, Paris Saint-Germain,” Ramos said.
Ramos is a big signing for Mauricio Pochettino, who’ll hope he can improve PSG after a disappointing campaign last season that saw them lose the Ligue 1 title to Lille and be dumped out of the Champions League by Manchester City.
Ramos arrived in Paris yesterday morning accompanied by a 13-person entourage that included his entire family. Ramos underwent his medical at noon before heading to PSG’s offices with his wife – Pilar Rubio – and his children to meet Leonardo and sign his contract. He was greeted by a large group of PSG fans.
Ramos has lifted four Champions League titles with Madrid, a trait that PSG hope he’ll be able to bring to Paris. Reports indicate he’ll earn about €12m net per season at PSG, the same figure he earned at Madrid. He’ll wear the number four shirt to maintain the SR4 brand he’s been cultivating over the years.
Ramos said goodbye to his Madrid teammates on their WhatsApp group, revealing he expects a PSG v Madrid final in next season’s Champions League and wishing them well under Carlo Ancelotti in the coming campaign; except, of course, for that match.