La Pulga (Messi) will leave Paris Saint-Germain when his contract ends at the end of June. According to head coach Christophe Galtier of the club.
This season, the 35-year-old has played 40 times for the dominant French team, tallying 21 goals and 40 assists.
While Messi has contributed 16 goals and 16 assists to his team’s Ligue 1 championship season, Saturday’s match against Clermont will likely be his last for the Paris team.
“I had the honor of overseeing the greatest player in history. Galtier informed reporters at his news conference that because it would be his final game at the Parc des Princes, he hoped he would be welcomed in the best way possible.
“He was always available, and he was a key player for the squad this season. The statements and criticism don’t seem fair in my opinion.
After leaving Barcelona in the summer of 2021, Messi signed a two-year contract with PSG. He has played 74 times for the team, contributing 32 goals and 35 assists.
The Argentine’s future is now the subject of much debate, and it had been believed that Barcelona was likely to win the race to retain his services.
La Pulga to exit PSG: Christophe Galtier
However, according to a new rumor, the Catalan giants have yet to make a formal offer for the Argentine, who might instead pursue a career in Saudi Arabia or the MLS.
Barcelona’s continuous financial woes may cost them the opportunity to re-sign Messi, who is expected to stay in Europe for at least one more season.
As of spreading rumors, the World Cup champion may make more money by moving to Saudi Arabia than Cristiano Ronaldo. On the other hand, Inter Miami now has the most interest in him in the MLS.
There have also been reports that a number of Premier League teams are keeping a close watch on the issue, despite the fact that only a select few can pay his wage.
Messi helped Argentina win the World Cup in Qatar at the end of last year. He scored seven goals and providing three assists.
At one point, it looked like the striker might sign a new contract in Paris. But his relationship with the club has soured in recent months.
Messi will leave PSG having won two Ligue 1 championships and the Trophee des Champions. But the team has yet to win the Champions League during his tenure there.