Lionel Messi faces hefty fines over Saudi Arabia controversy: Here’s what you need to know

    Paris Saint-Germain, led by Nasser Al-Khelaifi, have made tough decisions regarding Argentine star Lionel Messi, a team player, due to his trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    Lionel Messi
    Lionel Messi

    The Argentine star traveled to Saudi Arabia without the approval of the team’s sporting director as well as technical director Christophe Galtier, adding to the Parisian club’s anger towards the player.

    Lionel left for Saudi Arabia with his family as Tourism Ambassador on his second trip.

    Strict fines against Lionel Messi because of Saudi Arabia… Burning details

    According to RMC Sport, Paris Saint-Germain have taken the decision to suspend Messi for two weeks due to his trip to Saudi Arabia without the agreement of the team.

    The newspaper stressed that the club’s decision to remove the player from training and participation in matches, as well as withhold his salary for a period of two weeks.

    Strict fines against Lionel Messi because of Saudi Arabia... Burning details

    And press reports have confirmed that the Argentine star’s relationship with Paris Saint-Germain is currently completely interrupted.

    Leo has a contract with the Parisian club expiring in the summer of 2023 and has not yet decided on his position on a contract extension, which has heightened tensions between the two sides.

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