The coach of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Christophe Galtier, confirmed this Thursday at a press conference that Saturday will be the last game of Argentine striker Leo Messi in the Parque de los Príncipes, which means that next season he will not wear the club’s shirt.
“I have had the privilege of directing the best player in the history of football. It is a great privilege. Tomorrow is his last game at the Parc des Princes and I hope he will be welcomed in the best way,” Galtier said in his usual meeting with the press before each League day.
The coach highlighted that Messi was an “important” player this year for PSG, after a first season in which the Argentine striker had to adapt because it was the first time he had left Barcelona.
About him he highlighted that he was “always available” and always “present” in training and that although there was criticism, he finds it “completely unjustified”.
“It has been a great privilege not only to train him but to accompany him throughout the season,” the technician remarked.
In his last game in Paris, Messi will face Clermont on the last day of a League in which PSG already declared themselves the winner last week.
Messi arrived at PSG in August 2021 with a contract of two seasons plus a third in option.
After the World Cup in Qatar, it seemed that the player and the club would activate that extra year, but in recent weeks the positions have drifted apart.
The 35-year-old footballer, seven times Ballon d’Or and world champion with Argentina in 2022, will lower various offers, a pharaonic from Saudi Arabia, the largest contract in football history.
But there are other options like returning to Barcelona or signing for Inter Miami.