PSG coach confirms Messi's departure from French league club

AP , Thursday 1 Jun 2023

Lionel Messi will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season after two years at the club, coach Christophe Galtier said Thursday.

Paris Saint-Germain s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi reacts during a training session at club s training ground in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, west of Paris on June 1, 2023, two days prior to the L1 football match against Clermont. Photo: AFP


Galter said ahead of PSG’s game against Clermont on Saturday that it would be Messi's last match at the Parc des Princes.

“I had the privilege of coaching the best player in the history of soccer," Galtier said. "This will be his last match at the Parc des Princes, and I hope that he will receive the warmest of welcomes."

Messi, who has 21 goals and 20 assists for PSG in all competitions this season, moved to the French capital from Barcelona in 2021 on a two-year contract, and helped the Parisian giants win two successive French Ligue 1 titles.

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