I went to fulfill the contract.
Lionel Messi traveled to Saudi Arabia with his family after PSG's loss on yet another Ligue 1 morning. Despite Kylian Mbappe's goal, PSG were defeated 1-3 by Lorient, their sixth defeat of the season.
Messi played the entire match before departing for the Middle East, where he plans to spend "a few days." He was recently seen at the airport in Riyadh, where Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Al Nasr.
Messi has been to Saudi Arabia and is familiar with the region, having traveled to Jeddah and the Red Sea a year ago.
Messi's recent trip to Saudi Arabia will be his third visit. It is worth noting that this trip is part of Messi's contractual obligations as Saudi Arabian Tourism Ambassador:
"I am delighted to welcome Saudi Ambassador for Tourism Lionel Messi and his family on his second holiday in Saudi Arabia. We are delighted to share our signature Saudi hospitality with you all," Tourism Minister Ahmed Al-Khatib said.
Photos of Messi and his family in Saudi Arabia have surfaced online. Leo also wrote about Saudi Arabia on his Instagram: "Did anyone know that Saudi Arabia has so much greenery?"
According to The Athletic, Messi can earn $25 million annually as the country's tourism ambassador.