Lionel Messi to Depart PSG at the End of the Season
Paris St Germain (PSG) announced on Saturday that Lionel Messi will be leaving the Ligue 1 club at the conclusion of the current season. Messi joined PSG in August 2021, with the club harboring hopes of finally clinching the coveted Champions League trophy. During the final round of Ligue 1, PSG President Nasser al-Khelaifi confirmed the news, stating, “After two seasons in the French capital, Leo Messi’s adventure with Paris St Germain will come to an end at the conclusion of the 2022-23 campaign.”
Gratitude and Well-Wishes from PSG President
Expressing gratitude for Messi’s contributions, PSG President Nasser al-Khelaifi extended his thanks to the Argentine superstar for his two seasons at the club. Al-Khelaifi emphasized the pleasure of witnessing a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner in PSG’s colors at Parc des Princes, winning back-to-back Ligue 1 titles, and serving as an inspiration to the younger players. He stated, “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.
Future Options for Lionel Messi
Recent reports from Reuters suggest that Lionel Messi has received a formal offer to play for the Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal from next season. Earlier claims from French outlet Foot Mercato also indicated that Messi’s father and agent, Jorge Messi, has accepted an unprecedented offer from Al-Hilal.
Furthermore, speculation has been rife regarding Messi’s potential return to FC Barcelona, the club where he spent the majority of his illustrious career. Additionally, there have been suggestions that the seven-time Ballon d’Or awardee could make a move to Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States.