Lionel Messi all set to leave Paris Saint Germain at the end of the season
By The Headlines, May 3, 2023 | 09:18 PM
Fans in Paris are protesting Argentina star Messi as he leaves PSG, and talks with Saudi Arabia are apparently in progress.
Several reports claim that Lionel Messi will leave PSG as the season ends, bringing a sad and disgraceful end to what had once seemed like an exciting new challenge.
Messi's tenure at PSG currently seems to be irreversibly ruined, despite the fact that he recently won the 2022 FIFA World Cup and cemented his place in the Hall of Fame of all-time great football players.
On May 2, Messi was given a two-week pay suspension by PSG, along with a ban on training and games, for travelling to Saudi Arabia without permission to fulfil sponsorship duties.
Messi organized this vacation far in advance, and PSG players often have Mondays free after Sunday games, according to Tariq Panja of the New York Times. However, players were expected to train after embarrassing losses like the one this weekend against Lorient at home, and he wasn't there when the team met.
The possibility of Messi returning to PSG appears to be closed as his relationship with the Parisian club is now deteriorating. Fans have expressed their displeasure with how all parties have handled this season.
Multiple reports from across Europe claim that Lionel Messi's suspension has all but guaranteed that this would be his final season with the French club.
Messi's two-year PSG contract, which he signed in the summer of 2021, contains an opt-in for a third year, but there appears to be little to no possibility that he will exercise that option.
Panja claims that even when his two-week suspension is complete and his season is technically done, Messi will never play for PSG again.