Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has banned Lionel Messi for two weeks and fined him for going to Saudi Arabia without permission.
The Argentine superstar reportedly requested permission from PSG to travel Saudi Arabia on business, but the club apparently rejected.
The 35-year-old footballer visited the Arab country after being denied permission, prompting the French club to initiate disciplinary action against him.
The World Cup-winning captain will be unable to train or play in PSG’s upcoming matches against Troyes and Ajaccio.
This happened after the Argentine forward played all 90 minutes of Sunday’s loss to Lorient at home for Paris Saint-Germain.
With five games remaining, the squad has a five-point lead in Ligue 1 and is vying for their eighth league title in 11 seasons.
According to sources, the club is negotiating with LaLiga to improve the flexibility in their Financial Fair Play ratio in order to make a contract offer to Messi.
Messi is said to have signed a one-year contract worth £400 million with Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal.