Paris Saint Germain (PSG) will bid adieu to its star player Lionel Messi this Saturday in a match against Clermont. Messi, who has been with PSG for a year following his move from Barcelona, will take center stage at the Parc des Princes for one final time.
The news marks an end of an era for the Spanish striker, who helped lead the team to an impressive run in the 2020-2021 season, scoring 21 goals and 20 assists across all tournaments. His departure will come as a surprise to many, as speculation around his next destination had only just started to take off – with the possibility of a move back to Barcelona or Inter Miami, owned by David Beckham, the most likely options.
Head coach Christophe Galtier expressed his admiration for Messi and his impact on the team. “I have had the privilege of coaching the best player in the history of football. This will be his last game at the Parc des Princes, and I hope he receives the warmest of welcomes. He has always been there for the team. It has been a great privilege to accompany him throughout the season.”
As fans say farewell to Messi on Saturday, all eyes will be on the star player to see if he will make one final statement with the team as they bid goodbye.