Messi Announces Exit From PSG, Club Grateful For His Contributions

Messi Announces Exit From PSG, Club Grateful For His Contributions

JUne 03, (THEWILL) – Lionel Messi has officially announced his departure from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), bringing an end to his two-year stint with the French champions.

PSG also confirmed the widely circulated rumours of the exit of the legendary Argentine in a statement on Saturday, just ahead of their Ligue 1 finale against Clermont. The World Cup winner, who joined PSG on a free transfer from Barcelona in 2021, will once again become a free agent as his contract expires next month.

In a brief statement, Messi expressed gratitude to the club, the city of Paris, and its people for the past two years. PSG Chairman, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, also praised Messi’s contributions during his time at the club, highlighting his role in winning back-to-back Ligue 1 titles and inspiring younger players. Messi’s impact on PSG and the French league is undeniable, with his departure marking a significant loss for the team.


During his tenure at PSG, Messi helped secure consecutive Ligue 1 titles and the 2022 Trophee des Champions. Despite a slow start, he managed to score 32 goals and provide 34 assists in 74 appearances for the club. Moreover, Messi achieved a historic feat by winning a record seventh Ballon d’Or in 2021.

The football superstar also guided the Argentine national team to victory in the World Cup held in Qatar last December. Messi’s exit from PSG means a missed opportunity to renew his rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo, as PSG’s next scheduled match is a friendly against Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr in July.