Messi to Leave Club, PSG coach Galtier confirms

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PSG Manager Christopher Galtier has affirmed striker Lionel Messi will play his final game for Paris St-Germain against Clermont on Saturday.

Messi, who joined on a free transfer from Barcelona in July 2021, has garnered 21 goals and 20 assists for PSG in all competitions this season, and 32 goals in 74 matches for the club overall.

Despite helping PSG win two successive Ligue 1 titles, they were knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage in the past two seasons.

“I had the privilege of coaching the best player in the history of football,” said Galtier.

“This will be his last match at the Parc des Princes and I hope that he will receive the warmest of welcomes.”

Messi captained Argentina to victory at the 2022 World Cup and, following his return from the tournament, appeared set to stay at PSG.

The two parties initially reached an agreement in principle to extend his stay by a year, before changing their minds.

The Argentina forward will have to choose a club soon and has been linked with a return to his former Club Barcelona, despite Saudi Arabia Clubs also reportedly on the hunt for the Talisman.

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