Paris SG confirmed Friday the departure at the end of the season of its Argentinian international winger Angel Di Maria, after seven years which saw him become the best passer in the history of the club. The 34-year-old striker will play as a Parisian one last time on Saturday against Metz, on the 38th and final day of Ligue 1. “He will be remembered by fans as a player with an irreproachable state of mind. , who has shown an unfailing commitment to defend our colors,” reacted President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, quoted in the press release. In 294 matches, the native of Rosario has accumulated 91 goals and 111 assists, according to PSG data.

Di Maria was a staple of the Parisian attack, in the right lane, but the arrival last summer of his compatriot Lionel Messi pushed him to the bench this season. The club decided not to exercise the option of an additional season that existed in his current contract, which expires on June 30. “He’s a very great player, exceptional, with an incredible career trajectory. He has done great things in seven years here. He is one of the best players to have worn this jersey,” coach Mauricio Pochettino said on Friday.

The Parc des Princes will remember his left foot so effective in set pieces, as well as his iconic celebration, the heart with the fingers. Several media are talking about a rebound from Di Maria to Juventus Turin next season. His departure is one of the first shock decisions of the Parisian management, which wants to restructure in depth a team which has disappointed this season. The club should soon know the decision of its N.1 striker Kylian Mbappé, who is hesitating between extending his contract expiring on June 30 and leaving for Real Madrid.