Sergio Ramos to undergo PSG medical as part of triple signing

Achraf Hakimi and goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma are also due to join

Paris-bound Sergio Ramos spent 16 years at Madrid, playing 671 games and winning five league titles and four European Cups. File photograph: Getty Images

Paris-bound Sergio Ramos spent 16 years at Madrid, playing 671 games and winning five league titles and four European Cups. File photograph: Getty Images

 

Sergio Ramos will undergo a medical before signing for Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year contract after leaving Real Madrid. The 35-year-old is one of three transfers agreed by PSG, with the full-back Achraf Hakimi and goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma also due to join.

Ramos spent 16 years at Madrid, playing 671 games and winning five league titles and four European Cups, but he was unable to reach an agreement with the president, Florentino Pérez, to extend his deal.

The centre-half missed most of the second half of last season after a series of muscle injures and a knee problem that required surgery and has played seven games for Madrid and Spain in 2021. That led to his omission from his country’s Euro 2020 squad but PSG are confident in his fitness.

Donnarumma is also a free agent after his contract at Milan expired and he has agreed a PSG deal to 2026. The 22-year-old is due to play for Italy on Tuesday in their Euro 2020 semi-final against Spain.

PSG are paying Internazionale an initial €60m (£51.3m) for Hakimi, plus up to €10m in add-ons, and he also has a contract to 2026. The 22-year-old Morocco international, who came through the ranks at Madrid, is one of the players leaving Inter as part of their push for greater financial stability.

PSG are also hoping to extend the Everton striker Moise Kean’s loan by another season but are waiting for a decision from the Premier League club that will be influenced by the new manager, Rafael Benítez.

PSG are looking to respond under Mauricio Pochettino to a disappointing season when they finished runners-up to Lille and went out of the Champions League in the semi-finals. - Guardian

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