A veteran Spain international defender spent many seasons locking horns with an Argentine forward in La Liga, with his role as Blancos captain preventing him from lauding the efforts of a Clasico rival.
According to Ramos, Messi is the best in the world
Sergio Ramos boasts strong ties to Real Madrid, but they have now been severed after 16 years, and the Paris Saint-Germain new boy can admit that Barcelona superstar “Lionel Messi will always have a role in my team”. A veteran Spain international defender spent many seasons locking horns with an Argentine forward in La Liga, with his role as Blancos captain preventing him from lauding the efforts of a Clasico rival. However, Ramos is taking on a new challenge in France. After seeing Messi linked with PSG amid the uncertainty surrounding his expired contract, the 35-year-old admits to being a big fan of a six-time Ballon d’Or winner. “I like to play with the best players, and Messi has been one of the best in the world,” Ramos has told reporters. “I have always said that Messi will always have a role in my team.”
Another of those that Ramos once faced in the heat of the La Liga battle is Brazilian forward Neymar, who spent four years on Barca’s books between 2013 and 2017. He is now a club colleague at Parc des Princes, having committed to a long-term contract with Ligue 1 heavyweights, and a former foe claims to boast already a strong relationship with a talented South American forward. Ramos added: “Even though he was at Barca and I was at Real Madrid, I have a perfect relationship with him. “In those years of rivalry, we formed a relationship, and he has been sending me messages encouraging me to come to PSG. It is always appreciated that the stars encourage you to come.”