Lionel Messi and two strong pieces of news on a hectic Monday: PSG’s pardon and an unfounded rumor about his future

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Two pieces of news were presented this Monday Lionel Messi before their attendance at the awards gala laureus. The first was the return to training Paris Saint-Germain. He did it alone at the Camp des Loges, while most of his teammates were resting after the 3-1 win over Troyes, in the 34th round of the French Liga 1. The second was the rumor that spread from Spain and ensured that Al Hilal, the powerful Saudi Arabian side, had made progress in signing him for next season. One story was true and there was proof. The other was just a rumor that was not validated.

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Better to go in parts.

Messi has returned to training at PSG after apologies over trip to Saudi Arabia

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Messi has returned to training at PSG after apologies over trip to Saudi Arabia

Although it did not officially disclose it, the PSG board had imposed a two-week fine on Messi for missing training last Monday due to his lightning trip to the Middle East to fulfill commercial obligations. The provision prevented him from playing and even from entering the club’s facilities, which -in fact- was changed with his reinstatement this Monday.

The newspaper the Parisians ensured that PSG “Reduced suspension for good behavior” and that from this Tuesday he will work alongside the rest of the squad with the possibility of being considered for the next match against Ajaccio, Saturday at 4pm, at the Parc des Princes.

In the face of all the emotion generated by the punishment, which also motivated a demonstration of fans with insults against the Argentine and other stars of the team such as the Brazilian Neymar, Messi offered his apology through a video which he posted last Friday on his Instagram account. In the statement, Leo explained that, when deciding on his flight to Saudi Arabia, the Parisian team had days off on Monday and Tuesday last week, which he eventually changed for the unexpected defeat with Lorient, at home, in the previous days.

“I honestly thought we would have a day off after the match, as happened in the previous weeks. I had organized this trip and I couldn’t cancel it. I had already canceled it before. I apologize to my team-mates and I’m waiting for what the club decides” .he accepted the star in his public message.

the DT Christopher Galtier He dissociated himself from the decision and complied with it by excluding the Argentine from being called up for Sunday’s match: “I was informed earlier this week by the management of Leo’s suspension. Once I was informed, I assumed the responsibility of not commenting. I was informed and I am complying”.

With this gesture of rapprochement that took place this Monday, PSG could count on Messi again in the next home match against Ajaccio, rivals who are in the relegation zone. The Ligue 1 leader has taken a six-point lead over guard Lens with four shifts remaining until the end of the season.

Apart from the recomposition of his link with the board of directors chaired by the Qatari tycoon Nasser Al Khelaïfi, the seven-time Ballon d’Or would not have thought of changing his idea of ​​leaving in June – now José Mourinho dreams of Galtier’s successor – and he hopes in the evolution of Barcelona of Spain’s efforts to respect financial fair play and pave the way for a possible return to Catalonia.

A proposal would also have come from Italy that matches their desire to continue playing in Europe to go in search of a new Champions League.

the Spanish program The beach bar assured this Monday that Messi had accepted a million dollar offer Al Hilal from Saudi Arabiathe team led by the Argentine Ramon Diaz and classic rival of to nasr From Cristiano Ronaldo. However, from the environment of the world champion in Qatar they warned that it is still No decision has been made and his sporting future will only be defined at the end of the season with PSG.

The facilities of Al-Hilal, who play at the King Fahd International Stadium, in Riyadh.  Photo: REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

The facilities of Al-Hilal, who play at the King Fahd International Stadium, in Riyadh. Photo: REUTERS/Ahmed Yosri

Al Hilal’s proposal amounted, according to what was published by El Chiringuito, to the stratospheric figure of 400 million euros in annual salary and with the bonus track of adding two former Barcelona teammates: the defender Giordi Alba and the midfielder Sergio Busquet.

Alba has a contract with Barcelona until June 2024 and would be the hardest to leave, but Busquets ends his relationship on June 30 and has not yet responded to Barcelona’s proposed renewal offer. Both have an excellent relationship with Messi and his family and the opportunity to meet again, even if in the lower division, which would be a plus point for a possible move to the Middle East.

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