Paris Saint Germain Club announces the departure of Lionel Messi after two years.
The Argentina international footballer is set to play his final match for the club against Clermont Ferrand.
On Saturday evening, Paris Saint-Germain announced that Lionel Messi‘s time at the club is coming to an end and that the Argentine won’t stay on beyond this summer.
The forward has spent two seasons at the club, winning the Ligue 1 title in both campaigns, and will leave upon the expiry of his contract on June 30, 2023.
“After two seasons in the French capital, Leo Messi‘s adventure with Paris Saint-Germain will come to an end at the conclusion of the 2022/23 campaign,” read a PSG statement.
“The club would like to extend its warmest thanks to the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, who also lifted a Trophee des Champions and two Ligue 1 titles with Les Rouge et Bleu.
“Paris Saint-Germain is proud to have had the greatest footballer of all time within its ranks and, with some emotion, wishes Leo many more successes for the rest of his career.”
Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the chairman and CEO of the club, shared a personal message for the footballer.
“I would like to thank Leo Messi for his two seasons in Paris,” Al-Khelaifi said.
“To see a seven-time Ballon d’Or winner in Les Rouge et Bleu and at Parc des Princes, winning back-to-back Ligue 1 titles and inspiring our younger players has been a pleasure.
Messi thanks PSG for the past two seasons
The player also shared some thoughts through the official club statement, thanking PSG for the opportunity.
“I would like to thank the club, the city of Paris and its people for these two years,” Messi said.
“I wish you all the best for the future.”