Man City favorites to sign Lionel Messi after he told Barcelona he wants to leave

Reports from Spain suggest Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave
Sam Eaton
Tue, August 25, 9:06 PM EDT

Lionel Messi Next Club Odds

Reports coming out of Spain tonight suggest that Lionel Messi is ready to quit Barcelona and apply his trade elsewhere. 

The Argentian legend has reportedly sent a fax to the club saying he wishes to exercise a clause in his contract, allowing him to leave on a free with immediate effect. This news came after Luis Suarez was allowed to leave the club just a few days earlier. 

It would be easy to think that Barcelona had a shocking 2019/20 season, however, this wasn't the case as the Spanish giants finished 2nd in La Liga and reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Admittedly, this is a slip-up compared to their high standards, but hardly a Manchester United-esque fall from grace. 

Just a few weeks ago, Barcelona fans would have been rejoicing over the possibility of seeing Ronaldo join Messi and Suarez at Camp Nou. Now there's a very realistic chance none of them will be in their famous colours next season. 

So where will Lionel Messi play next season? Well, every club in the world would love to get their hands on the Argentian, but realistically there are only a handful of clubs who can afford him and meet his high playing demands. 

Manchester City are the bookmaker favorites to sign Lionel Messi, which makes sense given his connection with Pep Guardiola. Manchester City are +250 to sign Lionel Messi, which indicates they have a 28.6% chance of securing his services. 

The betting odds for Lionel Messi's next club indicate that PSG are currently the second-favorites to sign the Ballon d'Or winner. The French giants certainly have the money to pull off this deal, their odds suggest they have an 11.1% chance of signing Messi. 

Frank Lampard's Chelsea are the next in the betting market, the London club has a 6.7% chance of pulling off the major coup. 

Manchester United need a new legend, the odds indicate they have a 5.9% chance of securing the deal. However, could you see Lionel Messi playing under Ole...

MLS fan might have to wait a little longer for Messi to come and apply his trade in America, as the odds imply there's only a 2.9% chance he'll come to the US. 

Lionel Messi Next Club Odds 

Club UK Odds US Odds Implied Percentage Chance
Man City 5/2 +250 28.6%
PSG 8/1 +800 11.1%
Chelsea 14/1 +1400 6.7%
Inter Milan 14/1 +1400 6.7%
Man United 16/1 +1600 5.9%
Newells Old Boys 20/1 +2000 4.8%
Juventus 25/1 +2500 3.8%
Liverpool 25/1 +2500 3.8%
Any Chinese Club 33/1 +3300 2.9%
Any MLS Club 33/1 +3300 2.9%

Bookmakers are also offering a betting option for Lionel Messi to stay at Barcelona, this is currently priced at -120, which implies a 54.5% chance he won't move anywhere. 

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