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PSG: Sergio Ramos set for debut four months after Real Madrid move

Former Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos is expected to be named in his first PSG squad ahead of the Champions League match against Manchester City.

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PSG: Sergio Ramos set for debut four months after Real Madrid move
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Sergio Ramos is set to make his debut for PSG over four months after completing a move to the Parc des Princes with Mauricio Pochettino expected to include the Spain defender in his squad to face Manchester City in the Champions League. According to L’Equipe, Ramos has been given the all-clear for competitive action after suffering a string of injuries since arriving at the Parisian side from the Bernabéu on a free transfer during the summer.

Ramos has been close to a return on a couple of occasions but has failed to shake off persistent knee and calf issues. The 35-year-old was on the verge of making the squad for the victory over Nantes last weekend but PSG’s medical staff advised Pochettino to hold off on naming Ramos among his squad. On Monday, Ramos trained with the rest of the squad in what was his third week of full training and, in the absence of any ill-effects, is expected to get the nod from Pochettino for the crucial clash against Pep Guardiola’s City.

Full strength PSG to head to City

PSG, who are a point behind City in Group A, gave Kylian Mbappé permission to miss training at the club’s Camps des Loges complex on Monday but this was just a precaution. Pochettino will also welcome back club Captain Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe and Gianluigi Donnarumma, who all missed the Nantes games, for the trip to the Etihad.