Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi is reportedly set to leave the club despite helping the team secure the Ligue 1 title.
The Argentine forward, Lionel Messi, is still set to leave the club when his current deal ends in June and will not be extending his deal beyond the 2023 summer transfer window. Lionel Messi joined PSG in 2021 on a free transfer from Barcelona and has helped the club win successive league titles, scoring 32 goals and assisting 35 more in 75 games in all competitions.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner, Messi, scored PSG’s only goal in the 1-1 draw against Strasbourg on Saturday to ensure Les Parisiens were crowned champions of Ligue 1 for the 11th time in their history and the second time in a row since he signed for the club.
His 16th goal of the season also saw him reach 32 goals in Ligue 1 this season and become the top scorer in the history of the top five European leagues.
The imminent departure of Messi from PSG undoubtedly adds an intriguing chapter to his illustrious career and leaves football fans eagerly awaiting official confirmation of his next move.
The team’s failures in Europe and the Coupe de France have been laid squarely on Messi’s shoulders, with the player often getting booed this season during home fixtures.
The breakdown in Messi’s relationship with the fans has reportedly led to the Argentine seeking an exit from the club, and he is almost certain to depart France in the summer.