It’s official: Lionel Messi will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season. Cristophe Galtier, coach of the French club, informed that the Argentine star’s last game will be Saturday, against Clermont, at the Parc des Princes, in Paris.
After there has been a lot of speculation over the last few weeks about Messi’s future, the coach dispelled any doubts this Thursday. “I had the privilege of coaching the best player in history, it will be his last game at the Parque dos Príncipes, and I hope he will be received by the fans in the best way”, he stressed, in a press conference.
The 35-year-old footballer was heavily criticized by fans, especially after his trip to Saudi Arabia in early May. “He was very important this season. With a World Cup in between, he scored 21 goals and 20 assists. There were quite unfair criticisms, he was always available in games and training,” he added.
Messi’s future is open: he has invitations from Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia), Inter Miami (United States) and Barcelona, the club he represented until 2020/21.