PSG sign Spanish defender Sergio Ramos

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French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of Spanish defender Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid on a free transfer.

Ramos left the La Liga giants last month after failing to reach an agreement to extend his 16-year stay in the Spanish capital. He helped Real win 22 trophies, including four Champions League and five domestic league titles.

The 35-year-old, who has signed a two-year contract, joins PSG after they finished second last season behind champions Lille in Ligue 1 and were knocked out in the Champions League semi-finals by Manchester City.

"This is a big change in my life, a new challenge and it's a day I will never forget," Ramos said on Thursday.

"Paris Saint-Germain is a club that has already proven itself at the highest level.

"I want to continue to grow and improve at Paris and help the team to win as many trophies as possible."

Ramos scored 101 goals in 671 matches with Madrid. He was a member of the Spain team that won an unprecedented title hat-trick at Euro 2008, the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.

The central defender missed a large chunk of last season with injuries and was left out of Spain's Euro 2020 squad but said when leaving Real that he was determined to keep proving himself at the top under former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.

He becomes PSG's latest signing following the arrival of Morocco defender Achraf Hakimi from Serie A side Inter Milan on a five-year deal.

Media reports say PSG are also close to signing Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma on a free transfer after his contact with AC Milan expired at the end of last season.

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