Photos: Lionel Messi & Sergio Ramos train together for the first time at PSG

Photos: Lionel Messi & Sergio Ramos train together for the first time at PSG

 

Supporters of Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain will no doubt be encouraged by the latest photos stemming from the club’s training ground, with Sergio Ramos, finally, having linked up with his new teammates in first-team training.

Messi & more arrive

Legendary stopper Ramos was of course just one of a host of high-profile names to make the move to the French capital during the summer.

Despite the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria already sitting on their books, the board at the Parc des Princes, in their efforts to finally kick on towards European glory, sanctioned a fresh financial splurge (albeit chiefly on the wage front).

Achraf Hakimi, for one, reinforced PSG’s right flank in a big-money arrival from Inter Milan, whilst Nuno Mendes was brought in on loan from Sporting CP, too.

Arriving on free transfers, meanwhile, were all of Lionel Messi, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum and the aforementioned Ramos.

Photos: Lionel Messi & Sergio Ramos train together for the first time at PSG

MARSEILLE, FRANCE – OCTOBER 24: Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain in action during the Ligue 1 Uber Eats match between Marseille and Paris Saint Germain at Orange Velodrome on October 24, 2021 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images)

The former three of this quartet have since enjoyed something of a mixed stint in Paris, with Messi and Wijnaldum in particular having come in for regular criticism.

At the very least, though, all three have featured prominently under Mauricio Pochettino.

The same cannot be said, however, for Ramos.

Owing to an injury which is understood to have been present upon his arrival in the summer, the veteran Spanish international has not managed a single minute of action with his new club, instead taking his place in the stands on a weekly basis.

PSG boost

But, as outlined above, on Thursday, at long last, progress towards Ramos turning out for his new club for the very first time has been forthcoming.

This comes with the 35-year-old having been spotted alongside the rest of Pochettino’s charges in first-team training.

Photos of Ramos linking up with Lionel Messi having piqued particularly widespread attentions, with the pair, of course, having been involved in quite the personal rivalry amid their stints on the two sides of the Clasico divide in Spain:

Though it is unlikely he will feature in PSG’s meeting with Nantes this weekend, a debut outing next weekend at Saint-Etienne cannot be ruled out for Ramos.

 

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