Sergio Ramos and Lionel Messi probably never saw eye-to-eye too much during their La Liga battles over the years.
The pair featured on opposing sides of the Clasico rivalry, with Ramos leading Real and Messi representing Barça, and the idea of the two playing together at club level only ever seemed realistic in FIFA or Football Manager.
This summer has been pretty wild for a number of reasons, one being that the two will now team up at their new club Paris Saint-Germain. There might have been an intense rivalry between Ramos and Messi in Spain, but the Spain legend has moved quickly to welcome his new teammate at PSG with a lovely Instagram post.
It reads: “Who was going to tell us, right @leomessi? Welcome!”
When the rumours of a potential Barça exit first emerged in March earlier this year, then Real captain Ramos jokingly invited his old nemesis to stay at his home in Madrid.
He said, as quoted by AS: “He could stay at mine for the first week or so. He can find his feet and get comfy, I’d be more than happy to do that.”
The pair are two of the most decorated players in football history. Ramos was part of the legendary Real side that won four Champions League trophies under Zinedine Zidane, while Messi largely dominated La Liga on the domestic scene alongside four UCL triumphs.
Ligue 1 giants PSG have been on the hunt for free transfers this year and have brought in Georginio Wijnaldum and Gianluigi Donnarumma alongside Ramos and Messi, while cash was also splashed on wing back Achraf Hakimi.
With Ramos and Messi’s combined experience, PSG are among the favourites for the Champions League. While they’ve reached the final and semi finals in recent years, they are yet to take the final step and get over the line.