Sergio Ramos announces he is joining Lionel Messi in leaving PSG

Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 16:00 | By
Sergio Ramos announces he is joining Lionel Messi in leaving PSG
Sergio Ramos with PSG teammates Lionel Messi and Neymar. Photo/Reuters

Sergio Ramos has announced he will leave PSG following the club's final game against Clermont on Saturday.

The legendary Spanish defender signed for the French side in 2021, and has won two Ligue 1 titles in Paris, but will depart the club when his contract runs out this summer.

Ramos took to Twitter to share the news, declaring: 'Tomorrow is a special day, tomorrow I will say goodbye to another stage of my life, goodbye to @PSG_inside.

'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.'

The 37-year-old is the latest big name to exit the French champions following confirmation that Lionel Messi will also be leaving the club at the end of his contract.

Ramos moved from Real Madrid at the start of the 2021-22 season, but his first campaign was blighted by injuries.

The defender didn't make his debut for the club until November that year, and would only make 13 appearances for the club in his debut season in the French capital.

This season, however, he has featured heavily for Christoph Galtier's side, racking up 44 games and scoring 3 goals across the campaign as PSG retained their Ligue 1 title.

Yet, he was unable to help the side in their goal to win the Champions League his his two seasons with the club.

PSG themselves posted a thank you message on the club's Twitter account, which said: 'Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to have seen @SergioRamos defend our colours with such determination and sincerely wishes him the best for the rest of his career.'

The club also posted a montage of best moments in a PSG shirt along with a collage of Ramos with the caption 'Merci Ramos.'

His exit follows sees him follow Messi in leaving the French side, after it was made official this week that the World Cup winner would not be renewing his contract - despite featuring in the promotional material for the club's 2023-24 home shirt.

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