Lionel Messi and his move to Saudi Arabia: in France they ensure that PSG will punish him with a two-week ban

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family trip a Saudi Arabiaapparently, it would end up costing dearly to Lionel Messi. Despite The Argentina national team captain says he has been given permission to travel to the Middle East to fulfill his business commitments as a tourism ambassador, the newspaper The Team and the site RMC Sports they announced this Tuesday that paris saint germain He has decided open disciplinary proceedings and suspend for two weeks to the Argentine footballer for his absence from Monday’s training session which had been rescheduled by manager Christophe Galtier following their tough 3-1 defeat to Lorient in French Ligue 1. It is, according to the sports daily, the signal that Rosario will not renew the contract with his current club.

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For now, these are journalistic versions since The club from the French capital has not yet released any statements through its official channels. There is also no response from the footballer based on the reports.

“According to our information, PSG took the decision this Tuesday afternoon to suspend Lionel Messi for a fortnight with immediate effect, for his trip to Saudi Arabia. Everything was considered by the club for what is described internally as a serious mistake Paris Saint-Germain initiated this classic disciplinary procedure following an employee’s failure to attend work without authorisation.The club will not comment further.The Argentinian will therefore miss PSG’s next two matches, in Troyes on on Sunday and against Ajaccio on Saturday 13 May“, claims RMC Sports on its website in a post signed by Arthur Perrot.

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And he adds: “Therefore, for fifteen days, Lionel Messi will be suspended from matches, but also from training. The Argentine will also not be paid during these fortnights. With this decision, PSG underlines the new sporting policy that has been implemented. decision , with President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi at the helm, demonstrating that no player is above the institution.”

Antonela Roccuzzo and Lionel Messi, in Saudi Arabia.

Antonela Roccuzzo and Lionel Messi, in Saudi Arabia.

History of a conflict

What happened? After a painful crash against Lorient at the Parque de los Príncipes, which resulted in boos for all the players and coaching staff, the man from Rosario traveled to the Middle East with his family and was welcomed by the local authorities, having trade with the local government.

His arrival in Arabia sparked a revolution among the people, who welcomed him on social media with the hashtag #HelloMessi.

“I am delighted to welcome Tourism Ambassador Lionel Messi and his family on their second holiday here. We are delighted to share our genuine Saudi welcome with you all,” Arab Tourism Minister Ahmed Al Khateeb wrote.

So far, so good. Until L’Equipe came out again with pin caps and assured on the cover of its printed edition that Messi did not have permission to travel. However, according to what he was able to find out clarionMessi had asked for permission to carry out this action.

The coaching staff led by Galtier had announced that the team would have two days off after the game. And Messi, knowing the window that had opened up for him, took advantage of it to finalize an away game that he had already had to suspend on a couple of occasions. One of these was after their elimination in the last 16 of the Champions League at the hands of Bayern Munich. That’s why Leo decided to postpone the engagement because he was very frustrated.

There was, however, a change of plans in Paris. With the defeat consummated and in the midst of strong questions in a season that is far from ideal – he is the leader of Ligue 1, albeit with a very erratic pace, in the only tournament in which he is still in the running -, the staff PSG manager has decided to change and has ordered a training session for Monday and postpone the rest for this Tuesday. The communication, according to what this newspaper was able to learn, took place when Messi and his family had already left for Ryad on a private flight.

At that point, on board the plane, the journey was already impossible to postpone, Furthermore, in Arabia, the season of high temperatures is already starting and it would have been difficult to carry out all the scheduled activities outdoors.

The situation came amid rumors of his possible return to Barcelona and eventual split from PSG at the end of the season, which Spanish and French media have fervently supported.

}The concrete thing is that the only formal offer that Pulce has had is that of his current club with which he has yet to hold a meeting to see if a renewal is possible. What interested Leo most was that PSG’s sporting project lived up to its ambition to win the Champions League again.

However, if this is confirmed severe disciplinary action, everything seems to enter an irreversible path in the relationship between the player and PSG. This is what L’Equipe suggests, which hours after having released the version of the suspension spoke of an early termination.

This is one of the consequences of the last 48 hours. Lionel Messi’s trip to Saudi Arabia, without informing Paris Saint-Germain, made Parisian officials feel so bad that the decision was made not to extend his star’s contract. It was already the tonic in recent weeks, but the Argentine’s entourage continued to insist that the desire to extend La Pulga came from the top of the club”L’Equipe advances.

Messi’s future is increasingly among big question marks.

Source: Clarin

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