Ligue 1 side, Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have lifted Lionel Messi’s suspension and the Argentine looks set to feature in the match against Ajaccio on Saturday.
Recall that Messi was suspended after traveling to Saudi Arabia for personal reasons without getting approval from the management of PSG.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner sat out last weekend’s win at Troyes after missing a training session to fulfil commitments in his role as a Saudi tourism ambassador.
Although Messi later apologised the talk of a new contract at PSG has not seen the light of the day.
After two uninspiring years in France, Messi looks set to play in Saudi Arabia next season as part of a blockbuster deal that would see him follow arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo to the Gulf kingdom.
Messi, who turns 36 next month, will sign a “huge” contract with an as-yet-unnamed club, a source close to the negotiations told AFP this week.
“Messi is a done deal. He will play in Saudi Arabia next season,” said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity.
“The contract is exceptional. It’s huge. We are just finalising some small details,” added the source, who is not authorised to speak to the media.
PSG have yet to confirm the departure, while Messi’s father and agent Jorge insists the World Cup winner has not decided where he will play next season.
But it appears certain his stint at PSG will conclude in June after the club hopes to celebrate a record 11th French league crown.
“If the club had wanted to renew his contract, it would have been done earlier,” said a PSG source.