Sunday, 24 September 2023 04:07 GMT

Lionel Messi Bids Farewell to Paris Saint-Germain

(MENAFN) After an eventful two seasons, the captivating chapter of Lionel Messi's journey with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has reached its conclusion at the culmination of the 2022-23 campaign. In an official press release on the club's website, PSG expressed their utmost gratitude to the legendary Argentine, a seven-time Ballon d'Or recipient, who left an indelible mark on the team during his time in the French capital. Alongside his teammates, Messi clinched a Trophée des Champions and two Ligue 1 titles, enhancing the glory of Les Rouge et Bleu.

Nasser Al Khelaifi, Chairman and CEO of PSG, acknowledged Messi's immense contribution to the club, stating, "I would like to thank Leo Messi for his two seasons in Paris. Witnessing a seven-time Ballon d'Or winner donning the Rouge & Bleu jersey at Parc des Princes, leading us to back-to-back Ligue 1 titles and inspiring our younger players, has been an absolute pleasure." Al Khelaifi emphasized the significant impact Messi made not only on PSG but also on French football as a whole, underscoring his profound influence and talent.

In his farewell message, Messi expressed his gratitude to the club, the city of Paris, and its people for their unwavering support throughout his tenure. With heartfelt appreciation, he extended his best wishes to PSG for their future endeavors. Messi's time in Paris has left an indelible impression on fans and players alike, as he showcased his extraordinary skills and elevated the level of play within the team. The departure of the football maestro marks the end of an era, leaving a void that will undoubtedly be felt by the club and its supporters.

As Messi bids farewell to PSG, the football world reflects on the significance of his time in Paris. His arrival at the club sent shockwaves throughout the global football community, with fans eagerly anticipating the magic he would bring to the pitch. Messi's impact on PSG and Ligue 1 extended far beyond his on-field performances. His presence served as an inspiration to young players, motivating them to strive for greatness and leaving an enduring legacy in his wake.

While PSG bids adieu to Messi, they remain grateful for the invaluable contributions he made to the team's success and the growth of French football. As the legendary footballer embarks on the next phase of his illustrious career, the club and its supporters wish him and his family nothing but the very best. Messi's time in Paris may have been brief, but the memories created and the impact left will forever be cherished by all those who had the privilege of witnessing his brilliance on the pitch.


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