Messi is LEAVING PSG after two seasons as he prepares to make final appearance tonight
Merci, Messi! PSG confirm Argentina star is LEAVING after two seasons as he prepares to make final appearance tonight… with bosses gushing they are ‘proud to have had the greatest footballer of all time’ in Paris
- Lionel Messi will leave PSG at the end of the season
- His final game will be against Clermont Foot tonight
PSG have confirmed today that tonight’s game against Clermont Foot will be Lionel Messi’s last for the French giants.
After two seasons with the club, Messi will leave Le Parc des Princes at the end of the season.
A statement from the club posted to their social media channels, read: ‘After two seasons with PSG, the adventure between Leo Messi and Paris Saint-Germain will come to an end at the end of the 2022-23 campaign.
‘The Club wishes Leo, with undeniable emotion, many more accomplishments for the rest of his career.’
In a press release put out by PSG, Messi said: ‘I would like to thank the club, the city of Paris and its people for these two years. I wish you all the best for the future.’
Lionel Messi will leave PSG at the end of the season
Messi may return to Barcelona but is also linked with a move to Saudi Arabia or the United States
Meanwhile, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, Chairman and CEO of Paris Saint-Germain, spoke of his pride in having had ‘the greatest footballer of all time’ in his ranks.
‘I would like to thank Leo Messi for his two seasons in Paris. To see a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner in the Rouge & Bleu and at Parc des Princes, winning back-to-back Ligue 1 titles and inspiring our younger players has been a pleasure,’ he said.
‘His contribution to Paris Saint-Germain and Ligue 1 cannot be understated and we wish Leo and his family all the best for the future.’
Exactly where the 35-year-old will go next is presently unclear although Barcelona will be hoping for a fairytale return after being forced to sell the player due to new La Liga spending rules.
Meanwhile, he has also been linked with lucrative moves to the United States and Saudi Arabia, with Inter Miami and Al-Hilal keen to acquire his services.
The latter are reportedly willing to put up an offer that would make the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner the highest-paid footballer of all time.
According to Sky Sports, Al-Hilal are offering a yearly wage between £320million and £400m, which would shatter Cristiano Ronaldo’s £110m world record salary with domestic rivals Al Nassr.