Coach Galtier confirmed Messi will officially leave PSG after the 38th round in Ligue 1 this season closes the curtain.
Lionel Messi appeared in the latest Paris St Germain shirt despite all the talk about the 2022 World Cup champion leaving Ligue 1 this summer.
However, recently Christophe Galtier has confirmed that Messi will leave the French capital team. “I have the honor of coaching the best player in football history. This weekend will be Messi’s last game in a PSG shirt at the Parc des Princes against Clermont.”
Messi’s old team Barcelona, Inter Miami in the US professional league and Al Hilal in the Saudi Pro League are potential destinations for El Pulga.
According to L’Equipe, Inter Miami and Barca are said to be working together to prevent the prospect of Messi moving to Al Hilal. The MLS side will sign Messi and then let the 35-year-old star join Barcelona on loan. That means El Pulga will play one final season at Camp Nou before leaving for the Copa America 2024 with Argentina.
The news of Messi’s departure from PSG was gradually confirmed when the 35-year-old decided not to attend the Ligue 1 season-end awards ceremony, instead going to the Coldplay concert in Barcelona. Here, he and his family and former teammate Cesc Fabregas had a good time.
Despite that, PSG still decided to include Messi in the advertising image for next season’s kit. Also according to French media, PSG sold up to 10,000 number 30 shirts right after the time of sale. This further fueled the rumor that Messi “turned the car” to stay at PSG.
In fact, Messi’s contract still lasts until the end of June this year. Advertisement of jerseys is part of the obligation and El Pulga is simply fulfilling the responsibility.
“This is a surprise move by PSG, maybe they still use the remaining days of Messi’s contract to promote the image of the club. Messi has not signed a contract extension with PSG when negotiations have been completed. broken,” the Spanish newspaper Marca analyzed.
In the past, before joining PSG, Neymar still promoted Barcelona’s 2017-2018 shirt. Luis Suarez is about to go to Atletico Madrid when he is still wearing the Barca shirt used in the 2020-2021 season. There are also many similar cases. Therefore, it is understandable that Messi will launch the PSG shirt next season.
Earlier, Kylian Mbappe helped PSG fans breathe a sigh of relief when announcing his stay until the end of the 2023-2024 season. Meanwhile, Neymar will leave the capital Paris if he receives a reasonable offer – a very unlikely scenario with the salary of the Brazilian player.
As for PSG’s 2023-2024 home kit, this is a design inspired by the early 2000s, when a wave of foreign stars like Ronaldinho, Pauleta, Mauricio Pochettino and Gabriel Heinze landed in Paris.
PSG is about to play the last match in Ligue 1 this season against Clermont at Parc des Princes at dawn on June 4 (Vietnam time). This is also the day the French capital team received the 11th Ligue 1 title in history.
The most important question at the moment, where will Messi go?