Paris Saint-Germain have ‘suspended’ Lionel Messi for two weeks after he made an unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia, according to reports.
The Argentinian striker moved to the French capital in the summer of 2021 after Barcelona failed to extend his contract due to poor financial conditions.
Messi had a difficult first season but had an even better 2022-23 campaign.
The highlight of this season will not come at club level, however, after leading Argentina to the World Cup title last December.
PSG have been acrobatic in recent years, which is normal when you have a lot of top players.
Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have enjoyed their parts, and now it’s Messi’s turn.
According to the French station RMC Sport, Messi has been suspended for two weeks after traveling to Saudi Arabia without the permission of the club.
PSG will not pay the 35-year-old his wages during his suspension and he will not train or play.
The Ligue 1 champions were not ready to ‘let the misconduct go’ after the player missed training on Monday.
President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi wanted to show that “no actor is above the institution”.
The suspension means Messi will miss league matches against Troyes and AC Ajaccio.
Messi traveled to Saudi Arabia as he is the country’s ambassador. His visit was “part of his lucrative contract worth 30 million euros a year”.
We see that the trip “surprised” his teammates and sports director Luis Campos.