Lionel Messi heading to Saudi Arabia over the reported heads of manager Christophe Galtier and sporting advisor Luis Campos now has consequences.
RMC Sport reported on Tuesday that Paris Saint-Germain will suspend the Argentine for two weeks with immediate effect for his trip to Saudi Arabia. The club has considered everything for what is qualified internally as a grave mistake.
Various French media members have slammed the Messi era at PSG and this is the latest in what some consider a “total fiasco.”
Messi’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires in June and while talks between the two parties have stalled, it might put a nail in any hopes of the Argentine remaining with the French giants.
After the ultras protested on the direction of the club, the 35-year-old’s suspension could mark the beginning of the Ligue 1 side going in a different direction.
Nonetheless, Messi will miss two matches for PSG as part of his suspension. With the capital club holding on to the league title with a handful of games left and Olympique de Marseille five points out, it’s undoubtedly a gusty decision to suspend the Argentine.