Sergio Ramos confirms departure from PSG

Sergio Ramos, PSG
Sergio Ramos, PSG / Jean Catuffe/GettyImages

Paris Saint-Germain defender and Spain international Sergio Ramos, who joined PSG from Real Madrid in 2021, has announced his departure from Paris. The news was shared by Ramos himself on social media, followed shortly after by an official statement from the club.

Ramos took to his Twitter account to express his gratitude and bid farewell to PSG, stating that the upcoming match would mark the end of another chapter in his life.

"Tomorrow is a special day, tomorrow I will say goodbye to another stage of my life, goodbye to PSG," tweeted Ramos.

PSG, who clinched their 11th Ligue 1 title last weekend, will play their final match of the season against Clermont at the Parc des Princes this Saturday. However, there is uncertainty surrounding the health of goalkeeper Sergio Rico, adding to the challenging circumstances.

In a heartfelt message posted in Spanish, English, and French, Ramos acknowledged the significance of PSG, its fans, and the city of Paris in his life. "I don’t know in how many places one can feel at home, but without a doubt, PSG, the fans, and Paris were one of them for me," he wrote.

The Parisian club responded by expressing their delight in having witnessed Ramos's unwavering commitment and wished him the best in his future endeavors.

President Nasser Al-Khelaifi also shared his gratitude in PSG's official press release, saying, "We would like to express our immense gratitude to Sergio Ramos for the two years he spent with us. Sergio's leadership, team spirit, professionalism, and wealth of experience at the highest level make him a true footballing legend, and it was an honor to have him in Paris. Everyone at the club wishes him the best."

At 37 years old, Sergio Ramos experienced two contrasting seasons in the PSG jersey. The first season was marred by a series of injuries limiting him to just 13 appearances across all competitions. However, the current season has been much more fruitful for Ramos and PSG. Under the guidance of coach Christophe Galtier, the two-time European champion with Spain (2008, 2012) has already featured in 44 matches across all competitions, playing a significant role both on and off the pitch.

Saturday's match will serve as Sergio Ramos's farewell, concluding his time with Paris Saint-Germain. Reports say that PSG offered Ramos another year at a diminished salary, but his wage demands didn't quite align with the numbers offered by the Parisian organization, leading up to the departure of the aging Spaniard.

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