Lionel Messi Next Club Odds: 60% Chance Lionel Messi Lands At PSG
- Barcelona announces Lionel Messi will not return next season
- PSG is the favorite for Messi's next team
- Over 40% of bettors have bet on PSG as Messi's next team since the news
Lionel Messi has been synonymous with Barcelona for the last 15+ years. But on Thursday, Barcelona announced that they would not be bringing Lionel Messi back, news that shocked the soccer world and sent social media into a frenzy.
Lionel Messi has scored 474 goals for FC Barcelona in his 520 games played for the team. He's also the favorite to win the Ballon d’Or, an when he eventually does retirei he'll be considered the greatest player to ever step onto a soccer pitch. It seems odds to picture Lionel Messi in a jersey of anyone else besides Barcelona, but that will be the reality come this next season.
The Official FC Barcelona twitter account announced the news with a seven minute long tribute player to their star, in honor of both sides deciding to move in a different direction.
So now that it’s official that Lionel Messi will no longer be playing for Barcelona come next season, the question becomes where will Messi play? What team will acquire Lionel Messi? Well, according to the latest Lionel Messi next club odds, he may very well become the newest member of PSG very soon.
Lionel Messi’s Next Club: PSG Looking to Bring on Lionel Messi
Wherever Lionel Messi plays net is sure to enjoy the bump they get in not only play but ticket sales, jersey sales and hype when their team steps on the pitch next.
Not only is Lionel Messi the best player ever, he’s also one of the most popular players in the world. Do Messi’s next club odds tell us exactly where he’s going to end up? No. But, UK oddsmakers seem fairly certain that Paris Saint-Germain, or PSG, will land Messi during this summer’s transfer window.
UK oddsmakers are so sure that Messi will be headed to PSG that they’ve made them odds-on to acquire his services at -150. Those odds imply a massive 60% chance that Messi ends up at PSG.
The next most likely option, although it’s surely to change in the coming hours, is that he stays at Barcelona. Messi staying at Barcelona is currently +200. Following Barcelona is Machester City at +600.
The American soccer fans may be pleased to see that a stop in the United States isn’t out of the question. The odds that Messi signs with any MLS team sit at +1600.
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|Any MLS Team||+1600||5.9%|
Lionel Messi’s Next Club: Bettors Backing PSG
As if the oddsmakers weren’t convincing enough, the betting public is also massively behind Messi going to PSG. Since the news has been announced, bettors have been running to the window to get bets in on Messi ending up in Paris.
In the last hour, 40.28% of all bets on where Lionel Messi will play next season have come in on him ending up at PSG.
For some reason, a portion of the betting public doesn’t believe Barcelona when they say he won’t be returning. Since the announcement, Messi to stay at Barcelona is the second most backed option in the market at 18.75% of bets.
Lionel Messi to go to Machester City is the third most popular pick with 15.28% of bettors picking him to land there.
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