Ramos: Neymar convinced me to join PSG

Ramos claims that a conversation with Neymar was crucial in convincing him to join PSG. Neymar proved to be PSG’s secret weapon in persuading his old opponent Sergio Ramos to join the club.

The Brazilian attacker and the Spanish defense were former adversaries in Barcelona-Real Madrid matches. However, Ramos, who left his 16-year affiliation with Real Madrid earlier this summer, had any reservations about his move to Paris dispelled by Neymar.

Ramos, 35, drew attention from Premier League clubs such as Manchester United, Manchester City, and Chelsea and was available on a free transfer. PSG, on the other hand, went to great lengths to persuade Ramos to sign with them.

President Nasser al-Khelaifi, Sporting Director Leonardo and Neymar spoke to Ramos in an attempt to convince him to join the Paris outfit. Through Diario AS, Ramos informed the team: ‘Before joining for PSG, Neymar convinced me.

‘To chat with many players or with Leonardo or Al-Khelaifi before joining up for a new club is always useful. All of them in their own way persuaded me.” Ramos adds that, despite their epical Classico battles at Barcelona between 2013 and 2017, he has been in a friendly relationship with Neymar.

“For six or seven years I spoke to Neymar,” he continued. ‘There has always been amazing things to do, albeit he played for Barca and I played for Madrid.

PSG still has to win the Champions League and the presence of Ramos, a player who raised the renowned trophy four times at Real.

He said: ‘It would be historic if I were to join a 51-year-old team that has not won the Champions League. And from my personal point of view , it would be very significant to have a sixth Champions League.”

Despite Mbappe being linked to a move to Ramos’ previous club, Ramos claimed that he wanted some time to play with Kylian Mbappe.

‘I recommend staying with PSG,’ he added. ‘I am nobody to decide the future of Kylian but I want him to stay. You have to have the best players and Kylian is one of them, like Neymar. Together, three of us can do great things”. He said

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