Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) coach Christophe Galtier stated on Thursday that he hopes Lionel Messi receives a warm welcome in his final game at the Parc des Princes.
Messi’s two-year spell with Qatar-backed PSG, who have already won the Ligue 1 title for a record 11th time, will come to an end on Saturday against Clermont.
Following PSG’s elimination from the Champions League by Bayern Munich in the last 16, the Argentine World Cup champion has been booed by the club’s supporters on multiple occasions.
“(It) will be his last game at the Parc des Princes and I dare hope he will get the best possible welcome,” Galtier said at a press conference.
“He has been important, always available.
“He has always been at the service of the team, as the passer and finisher.
“I have had the privilege to coach the best player in the history of football. It has been a great privilege,” Galtier said.
Messi’s prospects of returning to his former club Barcelona appear to be dwindling.
Saudi Arabia is one conceivable destination, where he might join former Real Madrid sparring rival Cristiano Ronaldo in a deal worth hundreds of millions of euros.