Lionel Messi suspended by PSG – and can NOT have his contract renewed this summer time: report
Lionel Messi has been suspended by PSG for 2 weeks, after taking an unauthorised journey to Saudi Arabia.
French outlet L’Equipe (opens in new tab) are reporting that the World Cup winner’s two-day journey to the Gulf state was unauthorised by the membership and that now, he’ll miss Paris Saint-Germain’s subsequent two fixtures towards Troyes and Ajaccio. It will depart him free to play the ultimate three matches of the season.
However following on from that, the enduring footballer won’t have his contract prolonged within the French capital, in keeping with the report. Messi is the topic of rumours over his future proper now – and Barcelona coach Xavi confirmed on Saturday that talks had taken place over his return.
Is that this the tip of Lionel Messi at PSG?
Lionel Messi’s free switch to PSG in the summertime of 2021 was caused by monetary mismanagement at Barça and got here out of the blue – however now, the two-year stint alongside the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe seems to be effectively and really over.
It has been rumoured for weeks that Messi, who has been booed by French followers this season, is ready to go away PSG when his contract expires. There’s an possibility for a one-year extension however now, L’Equipe claims that, “the Argentinian’s entourage continued to insist on the truth that the will to increase got here from the best echelons of the membership.”
That has all modified, nonetheless, with Messi now set for both a Camp Nou homecoming, Main League Soccer or the Saudi Professional League, the place Cristiano Ronaldo performs.
Within the meantime, Messi can have his pay docked by his employers. The Saudia Arabia minister of tourism, Ahmed al Khateeb, posted a welcome message to Messi on Twitter (opens in new tab) on Monday, earlier than sharing additional photographs of the Messi household visiting Saudi.
“What we’ve got seen throughout Leo’s two seasons in Paris is that his relationship with the supporters has lengthy deteriorated because of his lack of efficiency,” Madrid-based MARCA (opens in new tab) says.