Sergio Ramos to leave PSG after final game of season on Saturday


Sergio Ramos, the Spanish defender, has confirmed his departure from Ligue 1 winners Paris St Germain at the end of the ongoing domestic football season. After failing to reach an agreement to extend his 16-year stay at Real Madrid, the 37-year-old joined Parc des Princes on a free transfer before the 2021-22 season.

The talented center-back, who has won the World Cup, two Euros and several trophies with Spain, will leave the French city when his contract expires.

Ramos leaves the Parc des Princes alongside 2022 World Cup champion Lionel Messi with rumours also linking Neymar to leave the club.

“Tomorrow is a special day, tomorrow I will say goodbye to another stage of my life, goodbye to @psg,” Ramos said on social media.

“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.

“Thank you for two special years in which I was able play in every tournament and give my all,” he added.

The former Sevilla defender’s contract with PSG expires on June 30. He played in 57 games while in Paris and won Ligue 1 twice. Following an injury-plagued debut season under Mauricio Pochettino, 44 of those appearances came this season.