Sergio Ramos, a former centre-back for Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, will join his old team, Sevilla, as a free agent, the LaLiga team announced on Monday.
According to reports, the 37-year-old turned down a hefty offer from Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ittihad and agreed a one-year contract with the Spanish team after his contract with PSG expired in June.
After failing to come to an agreement to prolong his 16-year stint at Real Madrid, the defender left for PSG on a free transfer in 2021. In his two seasons with the French club, he captured two Ligue 1 championships.
He played a total of 671 games and scored 101 goals while at Real, winning four Champions Leagues and five LaLiga trophies.
Prior to declaring his international retirement in February, Spain’s most-capped player had claimed two European Cups and the 2010 World Cup.
“Sergio arrived at our youth academy at the age of seven and progressed through the youth ranks until he made his debut in the first reserve team at the age of 16 in the 2002-03 season.
“Our academy’s centre-back returns home almost two decades after leaving at the age of 19 for Real Madrid,” Sevilla said in a statement.