Messi informed his management of the trip, but he did not obtain the approval of coach Christophe Galtier, according to “L’Equipe”.
The coach had promised his players two days off in the event of a victory over Lorient. Messi wanted to use this time on a shopping tour and work appointments in Saudi Arabia. Messi works as an ambassador for tourism in the country, and has previously postponed the trip twice, according to the Spanish newspaper “Marca”.
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It is not exactly conducive to talking about a possible extension of the Argentine contract. The trip to Saudi Arabia could be an indication of Messi’s future outside of France. Father Jorge Messi is said to have several multi-million dollar offers from Saudi clubs for his son.
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