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Messi to leave PSG at the end of the season

01.06.2023 | 21:04 |
 Messi to leave PSG at the end of the season

The head coach of the French "Paris Saint-Germain" Christophe Galtier announced that the Argentine forward Lionel Messi will leave the football club at the end of the season, according to RIA Novosti.

"I had the honor of coaching the best player in the history of football. “Clermont” will be Leo's last match at the “Parc des Princes," Galtier was quoted by journalist Fabrizio Romano on his Twitter.

Messi's contract with “Paris Saint-Germain” expires at the end of the season. The media previously reported that the 35-year-old football player will leave the club, as he does not intend to agree to the proposed 75% salary cut.

Messi moved to the French club in the summer of 2021 on a free transfer. As part of the team, he played 74 matches in various tournaments, in which he scored 32 goals and 35 assists. Together with PSG, he became the champion of France twice and once won the country's Super Cup.

On May 30, the Foot Mercato portal reported that the Saudi club “Al-Hilal” offered Messi a two-year contract, under which he would receive €1.2 billion. In May, Agence France Presse, citing an unknown source in the kingdom, claimed that the transfer of the forward to one of the teams in Saudi Arabia "has already been decided."

In addition, the forward has the option of continuing his career in the United States. According to the Spanish newspaper Sport, the “Inter Miami” club is offering Messi a four-year contract with a salary of $50 million a year. The terms of the contract will include the option of promoting the player to the 2026 World Cup, which will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

According to media reports, Messi is waiting for an offer from Barcelona, whose management has not yet approached the Argentinean. It is noted that in order to formalize the transition, the club needs to agree with the leadership of the Spanish championship due to financial constraints.


Photo: Reuters

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