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How Messi Reacted After Receiving Ballon d’Or Shoutout From Mbappe, Video
- Kylian Mbappe took some time to give a special shoutout to Lionel Messi
- Messi is set to leave PSG as a free agent with his contract set to expire at the end of the month
- The 35-year-old scored 22 goals and created 30 assists across two seasons for PSG
Even if Kylian Mbappe is one of the most recognizable names in football, he can still appreciate one of this generation's finest players.
Paris Saint-Germain celebrated its 11th Ligue 1 title win following its 3-2 home loss to Clermont Foot on matchday 38.
Before PSG players took to the pitch to celebrate with the fans, Mbappe took some time to give a special shoutout to Lionel Messi.
The Frenchman spoke to a PSG TV camera while Messi was just across from him, and he started to fanboy a little bit over the 2022 World Cup winner.
“Lionel Messi, seven Ballon d’Ors, he’s there, he’s there,” Mbappe said.
Messi confirms PSG departure
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi made the decision to leave Paris Saint-Germain, thanking the club, the city, and the supporters for the opportunity.
Inter Miami, Al Hilal, and ex-club Barcelona are three teams vying for his services, per Sport Bible.
It really is anyone's guess where the tricky magician could go, but a large majority of the football world would love nothing more than to see him back at his boyhood club Barcelona.
As for Mbappe, it appears he will stay at PSG for another year as Real Madrid's interest in the striker has waned, at least for this summer.
PSG lose on Messi’s farewell
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Lionel Messi's final game for Paris Saint-Germain ended in defeat on Saturday, while Monaco missed out on European qualification and Auxerre were relegated on the last night of the Ligue 1 season.
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Messi's expected departure from the French giants after two seasons was officially confirmed by PSG in a statement shortly before Saturday's match against Clermont.
Yet Messi, who ends his PSG career with 32 goals in 75 appearances, was jeered by some fans during the match, which the champions lost 3-2.