Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has suspended Lionel Messi for two weeks after he traveled to Saudi Arabia without the team’s permission. The Argentine forward made the move after PSG’s home defeat against Lorient on Monday, where he played the entire 90 minutes. Messi, who asked for permission to travel for business activities, will not be able to play or train with PSG during his suspension.
The 35-year-old’s two-year contract with PSG will expire next summer. This suspension comes as Barcelona’s President Rafael Yuste revealed that the Spanish team had held talks with Messi to return to the Nou Camp.
Since joining PSG, Messi has scored 31 goals and played 71 games, helping his team win the French Ligue 1 last season. However, he is expected to miss PSG’s upcoming matches against Troyes and Ajaccio. PSG is currently five points behind the next team in the competition and is looking to secure its ninth win in 11 years.