Soccer: Ramos to leave Paris St Germain


FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Paris St Germain Training - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - May 24, 2023 Paris St Germain's Sergio Ramos during training REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

(Reuters) - Spanish defender Sergio Ramos is leaving French Champions Paris St Germain, the Ligue 1 club said on Friday.

The 37-year-old arrived at Parc des Princes on a free transfer before the 2021-22 season after failing to reach an agreement to extend his 16-year stay at Real Madrid.

The experienced centre-back, who won the World Cup and two Euros with Spain plus a multitude of trophies at Real Madrid, will leave the French capital, with his contract expiring.

During his two seasons with the Paris club, Ramos won two Ligue 1 titles and the French Super Cup.

Paris St Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi thanked Ramos for his efforts at the Parc des Princes.

"Sergio's leadership, team spirit and professionalism, combined with his experience at the highest level, make him a true football legend, and it was an honour to have him in Paris," he said in a statement.

(Reporting by Tommy Lund in Gdansk; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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