The Argentine’s contract with the Spanish giants ran out and could not sign an extension partly because of strict financial restrictions by laliga.
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Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG pounced and snapped him up, where he will link up with former teammate Neymar and French star Kylian Mbappe.
The Ligue 1 runners-up from last season snapped up two other players on a free; Sergio Ramos and Gigi Wijnaldum, and we take a look at some of the top free transfers of all time.
- Lionel Messi – Barcelona – PSG
- Robert Lewandowski – Borussia Dortmund – Bayern Munich
- Andrea Pirlo – AC Milan – Juventus
- Esteban Cambiasso – Real Madrid – Inter
- Sol Campbell – Tottenham – Arsenal
- Luis Figo – Real Madrid – Inter Millan
- Paul Pogba – Man United – Juventus
- Michael Ballack – Bayern Munich – Chelsea
- Raul – Real Madrid – Schalke
- James Milner – Man City – Liverpool
- Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid – PSG
Sergio Ramos’ move from Real Madrid to PSG can also be regarded among steals of the century, same as Miroslav Klose’s switch from Bayern Munich to Lazio back in 2011.