Ramos racked up 470 La Liga appearances for Real during his 16-year spell at the club

Sergio Ramos has joined French champions Paris Saint-Germain on a two-year deal after leaving Real Madrid as a free player.

Ramos left former club Real after 16 years at the Spanish outfit and has expressed great delight over his move to PSG, describing it as a massive change in his life.

The 35-year-old's move to PSG comes on the back of a failed agreement with the bigwigs at Real over extending his stay at the Spanish club.

According to reports, Ramos fell out of favour with the bigwigs at Real when he demanded a two-year extension on his contract which expired in June. However, the bigwigs at Real wanted it trimmed down to one, including a 10 per cent pay cut, and that didn't settle down well with the highly-rated defender.

Ramos, who admitted his disappointment over the botched deal saw his game time at Real the last season cut back to 15 appearances in the La Liga and five in Champions League after suffering knocks to his knee and muscles — problems that required urgent surgery.

Speaking about Ramos following his arrival at PSG, chief executive Nasser Al-Khelaifi admitted the club were delighted over the move.

The former Real captain is expected to play a central role in the Parisians defence in the number four shirt. His arrival could help manager Mauricio Pochettino shore up and coordinate their back-line, given his wealth of experience in that department.

During his 16-year spell at Real, Ramos won four Champions League trophies, four Club World Cup titles and five La Liga titles. The 35-year-old becomes the fourth player to sign for PSG after securing the services of wing-back Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan earlier this week, including Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum and Porto's Danilo Pereira.