Messi appears set to play in Saudi Arabia next season as part of a record deal after two forgettable seasons in France.
After serving a suspension imposed by the club for travelling to Saudi Arabia without permission, Lionel Messi is expected to play for Paris Saint-Germain against Ajaccio on Saturday.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner missed a training session to satisfy obligations in his capacity as a Saudi tourist ambassador, and he missed last weekend’s victory in Troyes as a result.
The Argentine afterwards offered his regrets to the team and his teammates. On Monday, he returned to PSG training, but his time at Parc des Princes is sadly coming to an end.
The agreement is exceptional. The size is enormous. We are just wrapping up a few little things,” the person, who was not given permission to speak to the media, continued.
Messi’s father and agent Jorge maintain that the World Cup winner has not made up his mind about where he will play in the upcoming season while PSG has yet to confirm the move.
Nevertheless, it seems clear that his time at PSG will come to an end in June, when the team wants to celebrate a record-tying 11th French league title.
According to a PSG source, “the club would have renewed his contract earlier” if they had wanted to
Lens can reduce the lead at the top to three points if they defeat Reims on Friday, but PSG still has four games left against teams in the bottom half, so the championship is still theirs to lose.
upcoming rivals Ajaccio has only won once in 13 games and is doomed to return to Ligue 2 right away since three of the four relegation berths are all but locked up.
Auxerre, currently in 16th place, will face Brest, the team that is currently above of them in the standings, in an effort to avoid the same fate as Ajaccio.
Strasbourg will attempt to maintain their late-season surge against Nice, while third-placed Marseille will have the best opportunity to recover from their loss at Lens thanks to the arrival of relegated Angers.
In Montpellier’s remarkable 5-4 loss to Lyon last weekend, the 20-year-old striker made history by becoming the first player to score four goals for Montpellier in a Ligue 1 game.
The Under-21 France international has scored 17 goals so far this season, closing close on Olivier Giroud’s club record established during Montpellier’s 2011–12 title-winning campaign by four goals.
Wahi, who was expelled from Caen’s academy and almost signed with Rennes, hasn’t had an easy road to the top, but he still has bigger things in store for him.
This season, Lens has accumulated 46 points at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis. They have won 15 of 17 games at home, by far the greatest home record in the league.
Troyes has gone 17 games without a victory. Troyes won at Strasbourg to start the year, but they have only collected four points since then and could be demoted this weekend.
After Antoine Kombouare was fired by Nantes, 10 clubs in Ligue 1 have switched coaches this year. The Canaries were destroyed 5-1 by Toulouse in the French Cup final, and Pierre Aristouy, who will take over in his stead, will face Toulouse in his debut match.