Lionel Messi: Ramos sends brilliant message to former rival turned teammate

Lionel Messi: Ramos sends brilliant message to former rival turned teammate

  • Ramos signed a deal until 2023 with Paris Saint Germain in June
  • His former rival Lionel Messi also signed for PSG on Tuesday, August 10 in a bizarre twist of fate
  • The pair had a fierce rivalry in La Liga which was characterized by red cards and malicious play
  • Barely 24 hours after Messi’s arrival and Ramos has taken to social media to welcome his former arch-rival turned teammate

Sergio Ramos on Wednesday, August 11 took to social media with an interesting reaction to Lionel Messi joining Paris Saint Germain.

Messi and Ramos in the past.
Ramos signed a deal until 2023 with Paris Saint Germain in June. Photo by Quality Sport Images.
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Ramos, as reported, signed for PSG on a free transfer in June after his contract with Real Madrid ran out.

His transfer was in many ways surprising, especially because he is considered a Real Madrid legend and was expected to complete his career at Los Blancos.

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In an interesting twist of fate, Messi exited Barcelona in almost the same circumstances as Ramos as the Catalan club were unable to renew his deal.

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The two are now teammates in Paris, in what is still a dumbfounding development in many ways.

Fans were curious to see how Ramos would receive Messi at Paris Saint Germain and they did not have to wait too long to get their answer.

In a post on his social media, Ramos shared a photo of Messi’s PSG shirt next to his own with the caption: “Who was going to tell us, right @leomessi? Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!”

Messi and Ramos, rivals turned colleagues

For nearly a decade, Messi and Ramos have had a fierce rivalry in the Spanish La Liga as they represented different factions in the famous el classico derbies.

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The two have produced some memorable moments in past classicos, and all their highlights have involved the pair squaring up to each other.

Stakes were raised when the pair eventually were handed the armband for their respective sides in the el Classico, which only seemed to fuel their passion.

Notably, Sergio Ramos has been sent off for Real Madrid a considerable number of times either for dissent or dangerous challenges on Messi in the past.

Fans to wait before seeing Ramos-Messi combining on the pitch

Excited football fans will however have to wait a bit longer to see the unbelievable sight of Ramos and Messi teaming up against opposition.

According to reports in France, Ramos has a thigh injury that is much serious than initially feared, and he could be out for more than a month.

PSG have already confirmed Ramos will not be fit enough for their second league game against Strasbourg at the Parc des Princes on Saturday.

Source: Yen

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