Lionel Messi Next Team Odds: Barcelona Heavy Favorites, Saudis, PSG Follow
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Lionel Messi Next Team Odds:
Odds are according to FoxBet, as of Thursday night.
PSG star Lionel Messi is divorcing with his club after a series of events that sent the marriage to an abrupt, bizarre end.
Barcelona at -137 are the far-and-away favorites at FoxBet, which hosts this market in Colorado. The team’s officials had hinted earlier this season that they were angling for his return.
La Liga president Javier Tebas has said Barcelona can only bring back Messi if they sell off several players. Finances were a massive impediment toward keeping Messi last time around — when he booked it to PSG. Barca simply couldn’t afford his salary based on financial fair play laws.
But, the markets think that’s the most likely outcome for this year’s transfer window.
The next best bet? Saudi Arabia, where counterpart Cristiano Ronaldo has spent several months scoring about a goal per game.
Messi has reportedly been offered a sum of up to $400 million per year to join a team in the authoritarian state with the massive oil fund. The odds he moves to Saudi Arabia are +130.
And the markets aren’t ruling out PSG. Despite the decree that he would 100% leave the club this summer, the odds he remains in France’s capital are +450. In soccer, agents run their mouths constantly with assurances and threats that never materialize. While this instance seems more serious, crazy reneges have happened before.
The remaining options include Inter Miami (+1000) and Manchester City (+1600). Both have been linked with the greatest player of all-time before. Messi has expressed his interest at joining the MLS in some capacity at some point in his career. And Man City was the favorite the summer Messi was headed out of Spain.
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