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Does Sergio Ramos still have what it takes to continue at the top level?

Sergio Ramos is not getting younger but older, and at the age of 35, he is no doubt at the twilight of his football career. Although, he will be playing in a league less complex than the Spanish La Liga, however it will take a great amount of effort for the Spanish defender to continue to play at the top level. 

After sixteen years since joining from Sevilla, Sergio Ramos left Real Madrid, a club with which he established himself as one of the greatest ever defenders and won everything that could ever be won in football. This would seem impossible as many had thought he would retire at the club and that the Andalusian was absolutely pivotal to Real Madrid’s title challenge this campaign. But that took another twist, and Los Blancos said goodbye to their Veteran no-nonsense defender.

The reports was that Sergio Ramos wanted a multi-year deal but Florentino Perez only wanted to give him a single-year deal befitting of a player at the age of 35. Ramos could feel that that was disrespectful to a player who’s given so much to the club. With the club, he won 22 titles in his 16 seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu, including four Champions League titles and five La Liga titles. There’s also La Decima, that elusive tenth Champions League title Madrid won back in 2014. On the other hand, Perez may feel that Ramos is past his prime and as such, don't want to give him a longer contract. The Madrid president wants results and not sentiment. One can't blame either. Ramos has always been a ruthless defender, and the president may think his time is up at the Santiago Bernebeu. 

Paris Saint-Germain that signed Ramos know they got one of the most intense and accomplished player the game has ever seen. 

However, the only thing that has kept Sergio Ramos competitive in the game is his ruthlessness. He's reckless on the field of play and a player with lack of discipline, which has amounted to excessive number of unnecessary cards. Also, despite him scoring a number of goals in the course of a season, he is prone to error defensively. 

All in all, before he left the Los Blancos, he made it clear that he intends on continuing to compete at the top level and wants to add titles to his already impressive CV. That shows he's still passionate about winning and PSG can easily grant him that without much ado. However, at 35, it would be tough for the Spanish defender who technically has no prowess in defending other than his aggressive tackle. 

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