FootballWorld champion Lionel Messi suspended by PSG for unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia
Lionel Messi arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday. However, the PSG superstar did not have permission from his employer for the trip to the desert. Now he has been sanctioned.
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Lionel Messi is currently still under contract with PSG.
However, he is now suspended from his club.
The reason for this is a trip with his family that was not approved by the club.
Lionel Messi arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday for a visit. The world champion is traveling for the desert state as a tourism ambassador. The problem: the Argentinian world champion apparently did not have permission from his employer PSG, the Argentinian was also absent from training,
As “RMC Sport” and “L’Equipe” now report, Paris Saint-Germain decided on Tuesday to ban Lionel Messi for two weeks with immediate effect. This is confirmed by several sources for the French medium. The Messi side has not yet been briefed by the club.
“Who would have thought that Saudi Arabia would have so much green?”
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Tourism Ahmed al Khateeb tweeted on Monday evening: “I am delighted to welcome Messi and his family to enjoy the magical destinations and authentic experiences.”
The country would welcome visitors from all over the world. Messi himself raved about the nature of Saudi Arabia on Insta and wrote: “Who would have thought that Saudi Arabia had so much green? I love exploring its unexpected wonders whenever I can.”
Lionel Messi to move to Saudi Arabia?
Explosive too: Recently there have been repeated rumors about a transfer of the 35-year-old to Saudi Arabia. The usually well-informed “Mundo Deportivo” reported, for example, that Al-Nassr’s rival Al-Hilal really wanted the world champion.
The club would offer Messi a multi-year contract with an annual salary of over 320 million francs. With this salary, the world champion would surpass competitor Cristiano Ronaldo, who plays for competitor Al-Nassr. Ronaldo collects around 200 million francs a year.
On Sunday, Paris Saint-Germain lost 3-1 at home to Lorient and Swiss goalie Yvon Mvogo. Shortly after this defeat, Messi traveled to the desert – and the hardship for the superstar began.
Meanwhile, Messi still has a contract in Paris until the end of June 2023. Recently there have also been rumors of a move to the MLS or a return to Barcelona. He has 20 goals and 19 assists in 37 games for PSG this season.
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