The Argentine superstar has decided not to renew his contract, which has set in motion his search for a new club.
Galtier expressed his gratitude for having had the privilege of coaching the greatest player in the history of football
Paris Saint-Germain coach Christophe Galtier has officially confirmed that Lionel Messi will be leaving the club this summer as his contract expires. The Argentine superstar has decided not to renew his contract, which has set in motion his search for a new club. As the final match of PSG’s season against Clermont approaches, it has been revealed that this will be Messi’s last game in the Parisian club’s colors. In a press conference held on Thursday, Galtier expressed his gratitude for having had the privilege of coaching the greatest player in the history of football. He acknowledged Messi’s immense talent and contribution to the team. Galtier stated, “The game against Clermont at the Parc des Princes will be his final match here,” confirming the end of Messi’s remarkable tenure with PSG.
Messi is set to sign for the Saudian side
Recent reports have shed light on Messi’s potential destination. It has been disclosed that discussions between Messi’s representatives and Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal began several months ago. These initial contacts were established following an agreement Messi signed with Saudi Arabia’s tourism ministry, through which he became an ambassador for the country in various campaigns. The government’s concerted efforts to develop the nation’s football scene and promote Saudi Arabia globally have played a pivotal role in shaping Al Hilal’s enticing offer. Details of the proposed contract indicate a staggering sum of just over 300 million euros for each of the two proposed seasons. Moreover, the agreement extends beyond the sporting aspects and encompasses a range of additional considerations. Al Hilal’s offer is proving hard to resist, with its financial allure and the broader opportunities it presents to Messi.
Coincidentally, PSG unveiled their Nike-designed shirt for the upcoming 2023/24 season on Wednesday, releasing a video showcasing the new attire on social media. Intriguingly, Messi made an appearance in the video, generating speculation about his future with the club. However, Galtier’s recent confirmation has quelled any doubts, affirming that the Argentine will not be donning that jersey next season. As Messi’s departure from PSG nears, the football world eagerly awaits news of his next destination. Several top clubs have expressed interest in acquiring the services of the iconic forward, and it remains to be seen where he will ultimately choose to continue his illustrious career. Nonetheless, his departure from Paris Saint-Germain will undoubtedly mark the end of an era and leave an indelible void in the hearts of PSG fans who have witnessed his exceptional skill and countless moments of magic on the pitch.