Lionel Messi Odds into 4/6 for a move to PSG in Next Club Betting

Messi on the move in the summer after all?

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Lionel Messi odds for a move to PSG in the summer are down to 4/6* (odds recorded at 20:32 GMT on August 5th, 2021 at Betfair).

It just goes to show the financial problems that European giants Barcelona are having. They have not been able to find a way to keep Lionel Messi.

Despite Messi agreeing to take a large pay cut to stay at the Nou Camp, other pieces of the financial puzzle have not fallen into place.

On Thursday, it was announced by the club that Lionel Messi would be leaving them this summer after all.

That leads us back to Lionel Messi odds on who his next club could be.

Lionel Messi Odds for Next Club

PSG 4/6
To stay at Barcelona 2/1
Man City 6/1
Any MLS club 11/1
Inter Milan 14/1
Man Utd 18/1
Juventus 20/1
Chelsea 22/1
Liverpool 25/1
* (odds recorded at 20:32 GMT on August 5th, 2021 at Betfair).

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A Paris assignment for Messi?

Messi is still at the top of his game and has a lot to offer of course. The 34 year old is going to be a valuable asset to anyone, even if it’s only for a season or two.

Fitting the bill nicely as his next club is PSG who have been cut to the 4/6 odds-on favourites in Lionel Messi betting* (odds recorded at 20:32 GMT on August 5th, 2021 at Betfair).

If that was to go through, then it would mean a mouth-watering prospect of Messi teaming up with Neymar once again in a formidable attack.

After looking as if Messi was going to stay at Barcelona, this is now the biggest summer transfer betting news. The six-time Ballon D’or winner is up for grabs.

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Will Pep Guardiola step in?

There have been links between Lionel Messi and a potential move to Manchester City. That’s because of being reunited former head coach Pep Guardiola.

Manchester City is a quote of 6/1 to be Messi’s next club* (odds recorded at 20:32 GMT on August 5th, 2021 at Betfair).

The Citizens have already made a big move to sign Jack Grealish. There are also strong links there with them moving for Harry Kane.

If they can’t get Kane and with it appearing like Erling Haaland off the table, could Guardiola push for Messi?

Our betting prediction:
Messi to Man City
16/1

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(odds recorded 20:32 GMT on August 5th, 2021 at Betfair)

 

Is Barcelona still an option in Lionel Messi odds?

The fact that the To Stay At Barcelona option is at a quote of 2/1 in the football betting market, suggest that departure is not necessarily imminent* (odds recorded at 20:32 GMT on August 5th, 2021 at Betfair).

The issue is that Barcelona can’t register Messi. That’s despite the wage cut, because of salary caps enforced by La Liga.

Barcelona are pointing the blame at La Liga for potentially losing Messi. Under the rules, they have to get their wage-bill down even lower.

Will the club find a way, most likely through sales of other players, to find a way to get this worked out?

Are there any other options open for Messi?

There is a quote of 11/1 on any MLS Club being the next destination for Lionel Messi* (odds recorded at 20:32 GMT on August 5th, 2021 at Betfair).

The top league in America has become a hotbed for players coming into the twilight of their career.

It serves as a destination for players to cash in on big paychecks as they finish out their career.

There are other Premier League clubs on the list.

Chelsea have drifted out to 22/1, a little longer than the quote of 18/1 currently on Manchester United* (odds recorded at 20:32 GMT on August 5th, 2021 at Betfair).

Inter Milan looks like an unlikely destination as they have financial issues.

The Italians could have some cash freed up if they sell Romelu Lukaku, with Chelsea in the market for the striker.

Then there is Juventus, which could put Messi and Cristiano Ronadlo together in the same team.