Lionel Messi will leave PSG at the end of the season according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The World Cup winner had been suspended by Paris Saint-Germain for two games and fined two weeks’ wages.
The reason for the suspension is that Messi went on a personal promotional trip to Saudi Arabia without the club’s permission.
This has caused controversy and raised questions about the relationship between players and clubs.
Messi had reportedly asked PSG for permission to travel to Saudi Arabia, but the club did not grant it.
Despite this, Messi went ahead with the trip on Sunday night. This is not the first time that he had postponed a scheduled commercial trip to the country, having done so twice before due to team defeats.
The decision to suspend Messi was made after a day of meetings between the club’s hierarchy. PSG has made it clear that they take this breach of the rules seriously and that it is important for players to respect the club’s authority.
🚨 Messi will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season. There are no doubts about that anymore.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 3, 2023
Behind the scenes, it’s now understood that Leo’s father Jorge communicated the decision to PSG already one month ago due to the project.
It was the final breaking point. pic.twitter.com/Bwehuvyq1E
Lionel Messi could return to his former club as talks have begun but no offer has been made as of yet, there’s also strong rumours of a move to Saudi Arabia following the footsteps of Cristiano Ronaldo.