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Messi announces Paris Saint-Germain exit

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Published: 16:26, 4 June 2023  
Messi announces Paris Saint-Germain exit

Lionel Messi has confirmed he will leave Paris Saint-Germain through comments made to ESPN.

Hours before the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner should take to the field to face Clermont Foot on Saturday, Messi was revealed as saying: "I am happy to have been able to represent PSG."

"I really enjoyed playing on this team and with such good players. I want to thank the club for a wonderful experience in Paris," he added.

Messi's remarks come after transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano reported how the player's father and agent Jorge Messi told PSG they will move on when his contract expires on June 30, reports forbes.com.

On Thursday, PSG coach Christophe Galtier indicated that Messi would leave the club too.

PSG attempted to dismiss Galtier's words by denying that Messi has decided to depart after a two-year tenure in the French capital. Furthermore, they have also included the forward in a clip to promote their new shirt in 2023/2024.

According to El Chiringuito, Messi has accepted a €350 million ($375 million) a year offer to join the Saudi giants where he would once more face off against generational rival Cristiano Ronaldo who now plays for Al-Nassr.

Messi will leave PSG with two Ligue 1 titles to his name, but also two failures in the Champions League from which they were eliminated in the last 16 in back-to-back campaigns.