Sergio Ramos, the player who was missing from this PSG
After long months of waiting, Sergio Ramos is finally in the PSG group for the trip to Manchester. The opportunity to recall that it is a huge champion that the club of the capital recruited this summer.
He alone represents 25 career titles. World Cup, Euro, Champions League, not to mention national titles, Sergio Ramos is a legend of world football. At 35, the Spanish international arrived in Paris with the ambition not to fall asleep on his laurels. Quite the contrary. And, from his first words, he did not fail to set things straight.
“I am very happy to join Paris Saint-Germain. It is a big change in my life, a new challenge and a day that I will never forget. I am proud to be part of this very ambitious project, to join a team with great players.
It’s a club that has already proven at the highest level with solid foundations. I want to continue to grow with Paris and help the team work to win titles. »
By choosing PSG, Ramos knows he has joined a growing team, capable of shaking more than one opponent. Used to winning since his arrival at Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos will be expected to bring his leadership to a talented locker room, but lacking leaders to show the way.
Even if Marquinhos was not unworthy, the symbol is strong to recover the captain of Real Madrid with the four Cups with the big ears.
Having Ramos is a plus
Moreover, President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi did not hide his satisfaction at achieving one of the beautiful shots of this summer. « Paris today welcomes one of the greatest players. Sergio is a complete footballer, one of the best defenders in history. He is a born competitor, a leader and a great professional.
Her great experience and its ambitions are in perfect harmony with those of the club. I am proud to see him in the Paris Saint-Germain jersey and I know our supporters will give him a fantastic welcome. »
And even if his debut has been postponed several times, Sergio Ramos has already collected all the votes in the Parisian locker room.
“Sergio is perhaps the best defender in the history of our country, explained Ander Herrera, his teammate in the national team. A football legend, a natural leader, a person with charisma, energy and brutal hunger. He’s a fantastic signing, because he won’t let anyone slack off.
Ramos, best defender in history for Herrera
He doesn’t, so others won’t. Being able to share a locker room with a guy like Sergio is a fantastic opportunity for me too to be able to learn from him every day, to be able to take advantage of him.
The other signatures, Wijnaldum, Donnarumma and Hakimi come to contribute. These are very good market options. So I think the club is playing very well. »
Former Spanish La Liga and La Coruna player Yves Desmarets faced Sergio Ramos and believes the Spaniard can only be an advantage for Paris.
“In the current dimension of PSG, we may or may not be surprised to see him sign in Paris. We know that the financial dimension makes it possible to recruit whoever we want. It is the money that speaks. The club had no limits. I was surprised to see Ramos leave Spain.
I really thought I saw Real make an effort to allow them to finish their career at the club. Seeing him go proves there is a problem there. Even though he was hurt. It is a symbol. He deserved to leave as such. Paris will be able to benefit from its experience.
He is someone who has won Champions Leagues. He is even the one who won the most in the locker room. He will have an experience that will allow him to calmly approach the final square of the Champions League.
Even if Paris has done it in recent years, we have felt an excitement when the pressure is at its maximum. Having a player like Ramos is a plus. »
Under contract until 2023, Sergio Ramos knows he is coming to his last years and it is obvious that he will do everything to confirm that he still has the capacity to bring the Champions League back to Paris.
A Real Barça with Parisian sauce
With the arrival of Ramos, but also of Messi, PSG brings the Spanish Clasico back to life in its locker room.
They have long been adversaries but today they are teammates. Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi, respective captains of Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, will not fail to talk again about their different Clasicos.
Especially since Paris has already brought together many former protagonists of the Spanish football poster with former Merengue Keylor Navas, Angel Di Maria and Achraf Hakimi or even the former Blaugrana, Neymar, Rafinha or even Xavi Simons.
Confrontations that could be the subject of contention? Not so sure when we see the enthusiasm of Sergio Ramos to play with Lionel Messi.
The latter did not fail to emphasize this fact on social networks when he saw his jersey next to the Argentinian in the PSG store, but above all by showing solidarity, simply inviting him to come to his home, time to find a home. The proof that even the greatest rivalries do not prevent you from having respect.