Sergio Ramos speaks out on Real Madrid as he confirms PSG switch

Sergio Ramos has labelled new club Paris Saint-Germain “the best club to keep on winning” after he signed for the French giants on a free transfer.

The defender appeared to be taking a dig at his previous club Real Madrid, who went trophyless for the first time since 2009/10 last season.

Zinedine Zidane‘s side reached the semi-finals of the Champions League and took the LaLiga title race to the final day, but ultimately fell short in both competitions.

PSG, meanwhile, won two domestic trophies although failed to clinch the Ligue 1 title for the first time since 2017.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side also reached the Champions League semi-final stage, losing to Manchester City.

Ramos left Real at the end of June upon the expiry of his contract, having spent 16 years at the club.

His move to PSG was confirmed yesterday, with the Spaniard signing a contract until 2023.

Ramos on PSG move & Real offer

He tweeted: “The best place to keep on dreaming, the best club to keep on winning.

“We’re going to fight with everything we have for everything. Allez PSG.”

Ramos made over 450 appearances in all competitions for Real after signing from Sevilla back in 2005.

At the time, the €27 million Los Blancos paid for him was a record fee for a Spanish defender.

He went on to win LaLiga five times and the Champions League on four occasions.

On an individual level, he has been named in the UEFA Team of the Year on nine occasions, most recently in 2020.

During his farewell ceremony held by the club last month, Ramos revealed that he wanted to stay with Real.

He said (via Goal): “The club made me a one-year offer with a salary reduction.

“I have to say that there was no economic problem. I wanted two years and peace of mind for me and my family.

“During the last talks, I accepted the one-year offer, but I was informed that it was no longer possible, that it had an expiration date and that I had not heard about it.”

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