Lionel Messi‘s future with French superteam PSG has been up in the air for months now, with rumors swirling that the star Argentinian forward would be leaving the club after his second year with the club. And after all the months of rumors and hearsay, it seems like we finally have a concrete answer on what Messi's future with the club looks like.
Messi has been linked to moves all over the world, whether it be a groundbreaking move to the MLS, following in Cristiano Ronaldo's footsteps by taking a boatload of money to go to Saudi Arabia, or even returning to his former club in FC Barcelona. Whatever the case may be, PSG's head coach Christophe Galtier confirmed that Messi would in fact be leaving the team over the summer.
“I had the privilege of coaching the best player in the history of football. This will be his last match at the Parc des Princes, and I hope that he will receive the warmest of welcomes. This year, he has been an important part of the team, always available. I don't think any of the comments or criticisms are justified. He's always been there for the team. It's been a great privilege to accompany him throughout the season.” – Christophe Galtier, ESPN
This is a bombshell update from Galtier, as Messi's future was still undetermined until this announcement. But now it looks like one of the top stars in the world is set to hit the market in short order, setting the stage for another big saga over the summer. Messi has one final match with PSG, but after that, it appears he will be taking his talents elsewhere, setting the stage for what could be an explosive upcoming transfer window for him.