Mercato: how Neymar convinced Ramos to sign

Presented to Paris Saint-Germain fans on Tuesday, Sergio Ramos revealed in an interview with L’Equipe that his new teammate Neymar had played a big role in his recruitment.

Paris Saint-Germain have just acquired a new big fish, weighing no less than four Champions League, one World Cup and two European Championships. Arriving from Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos has signed for two years at the club in the capital. The Spanish defender was presented to the press and spectators on Tuesday. In an interview with L’Equipe, he notably revealed that Neymar had played a lot in his coming.

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The two have been friends for a long time, “six or seven years”, when they both played in Spain, even though their clubs were rivals. “We have always had an extraordinary relationship of friendship,” said Ramos, who had also kept important ties with Keylor Navas, with whom he has already gone on vacation, and Angel Di Maria, two of his former teammates with the Merengue now playing in Paris.

Ramos spoke to “several players”

This strong bond with the Brazilian star weighed in when choosing his future destination. “That is true (I talked to him). Before joining a new team, it is always profitable to speak with several players, with the president (with Leonardo, with Mauricio Pochettino. All of them have convinced me in their own way. “The Spaniard said he was convinced by the two years. contract offered to him by PSG and the sporting project, in particular “the players present.” Earlier, he had already said that he wanted Kylian Mbappé to stay at the club next season.

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Neymar’s role in the transfer had filtered in the press for several days. In December 2020, already, the Spanish show “El Chiringuito de Jugones” revealed that the striker had contacted his elder to promise him that he would extend to Paris if he joined him. Now under contract until 2025 with the vice-champion of France, the Brazilian has kept his word.

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