PSG Favorites To Sign Lionel Messi Following Barcelona Police Raid

Will today's police raid be the end of the road for Lionel Messi?
Sam Eaton
Mon, March 1, 6:42 AM EST


It's been a busy morning in Barcelona as police entered Camp Nou in a search and seize operation, with early reports suggestion that former president Josep Maria Bartomeu is among a number who have been arrested. 

The investigation at Barcelona's headquarters has been labelled as "Barcagate". It still remains unclear exactly what has happened at Barcelona, but some reports suggest the La Liga giants had previously paid a social media company to post online hate of players and coaches. 

Current Barcelona players such as Lionel Messi and Gerard Piqué were among the players targetted by the smear campaign, alongside legends of the club Pep Guardiola and Xavi. 

Chief executive  Oscar Grau, and Barcelona's head of legal services, Roman Gomez Ponti were also arrested on suspicion of “unfair administration, corruption between individuals and money laundering".

Lionel Messi's Next Club Odds: Could Messi Force A Move To PSG?

So what does "Barca-gate" mean for Lionel Messi? The Argentinian has been linked with a move away from Barcelona for some years now, and apparently came very close to making the move to Manchester City in the summer. Not that Manchester City needed him...

However, today's happenings have caused many people around the world to head to the Lionel Messi Next Club odds market. UK sportsbooks have PSG as favorites to secure the signature of Messi. Messi's odds of moving to PSG currently represent a 33.3% chance. 

Manchester City currently sit as second favorites in the market to sign Lionel Messi. The English giants are cruising the Premier League this season, and have been linked with a move for Messi for some years. The odds of Lionel Messi joining Manchester City, currently indicate there's a 25% chance this move happens. 

Could Lionel Messi Move To The MLS? 

UK sportsbooks think there's a realistic chance that Lionel Messi does make the move over to the United States. The current odds of Lionel Messi coming to play in the MLS indicate there's a 10% chance of this happening. 

Where would he go though? With David Beckham's connections you'd have to think Inter Miami would be the most obvious destination. 

Unfortunately, no US sportsbooks are currently offering odds on Lionel Messi's next club odds, as soon as they do we will post them. Keep an eye on the likes of BetMGM and PointsBet as they normally offer these betting markets. 

Lionel Messi's Next Club Odds | Transfer Odds

  UK Odds US Odds Implied % Chance Of Move
PSG 2/1 +200 33.3%
Manchester City 3/1 +300 25%
Any MLS Club 9/1 +900 10%
Inter Milan 16/1 +1600 5.9%
Manchester United 20/1 +2000 4.8%
Juventus 25/1 +2500 3.8%



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