World-famous football icon, Lionel Messi has returned to training with Paris Saint-Germain.
He returned to training on Monday six days after Argentina’s World Cup-winning captain was suspended for going on an unauthorised trip to Saudi Arabia.
“Leo Messi returns to training Monday morning,” tweeted the club along with a photo of the 35-year-old in action.
⚽️🔛 Leo Messi back in training this Monday morning. pic.twitter.com/Neo6GEWEIm
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) May 8, 2023
His return makes it likely he will feature in PSG’s home match with relegation-threatened Ajaccio next Saturday.
PSG hold the whip hand in defending their Ligue 1 title, a six-point lead over Lens with four matches remaining.
He was suspended by the Qatar-owned club after failing to turn up for training last Monday.
Instead, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner travelled to Saudi Arabia without PSG’s permission to fulfil commitments as part of a contract with the country’s tourist office.
Messi subsequently apologised in a video posted on Instagram to his 458 million followers.