Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) manager Christophe Galtier has confirmed that Lionel Messi is set to leave the club at the end of the 2022-23 season.
Messi is in the final weeks of his contract with PSG and his future has been a hot topic in the football world for several months. Despite being linked with the likes of Barcelona, Inter Milami and Al-Hilal SFC, PSG hoped the Argentine would extend his stay at the club.
However, before PSG’s last league game against Clermont Foot, Galtier announced that Messi and the club would soon part ways. The Frenchman said (via Media Parisian):
“I had the honor of coaching the best player in the history of football. It will be Leo’s last game at the Parc des Princes against Clermont.”
Messi helped PSG defend their Ligue 1 title this season, even scoring a goal against Strasbourg on May 27 to seal the title. In 40 games in all competitions, he scored 21 goals and collected 20 assists.
In total, the Argentine has made 74 appearances for PSG since his move from Barcelona, scoring 32 goals and providing 35 assists over two seasons.