The departure of Lionel Messi is recorded if we referred to the words of Christophe Galtier in a press conference on Thursday, ahead of the match against Clermont, which he described as "Lionel Messi's last match at the Parc des Princes." But if the departure of the Argentine is obvious, the assertion was quickly denied by the club. "Christophe Galtier misspoke by saying that the match against Clermont would be Messi's last at the Parc with PSG this season," the club told AFP. At the end of his contract on June 30, the player has still not been renewed. An internal source told AFP in early May that "if the club had wanted to renew his contract, it would have been done earlier". Rumors still send him to Barcelona, Saudi Arabia or Inter Miami. According to our information, this backpedaling of the club does not call into question the fate of Messi.
"A privilege to have been able to manage the best player in history"
The Parisian coach was keen to highlight the "privilege" of having been able to "manage the best player in the history of football". "I won't tell you about his first season, he had to adapt, it was the first time he left Barcelona. But this year he has been an important element, always available, always present in the training sessions. Lionel Messi has 21 goals and 20 assists in all competitions for the capital club this season. He leads the ranking of passers in Ligue 1 with 16 offers.