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Lionel Messi Next Club Odds - Man City favourites to sign Barcelona star

  • Lionel Messi has asked to leave Barcelona
  • Man City are clear odds-on favourites to sign Messi
  • Many punters are backing a reunion with Pep Guardiola
  • Six-time Ballon d'Or winner made his Barcelona debut in 2004
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Lionel Messi has asked Barcelona for a transfer with Man City favourites to sign the Argentine international (Getty Images)

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi wants to leave the Catalan club. The Argentina international has asked Barca to exercise a clause in his contract to allow him to depart for free with immediate effect.

The news has rocked the football and sports world with plenty of speculation about a possible destination. How many clubs can afford to pay his extraordinary wages?

Bookies betfair have cut Man City into clear odds-on favourites to sign Lionel Messi this transfer window, with many punters backing a reunion with Pep Guardiola.

The six-time Ballon d'Or winner made his Barcelona debut in 2004, has won the UEFA Champions League four times and scored almost 450 goals for the Spanish club. 

Barca were recently humiliated 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals which could have been his last match for the Blaugrana.

Lionel Messi Next Club Betting Odds


Manchester City have been cut into clear odds-on favourites to sign Lionel Messi this transfer window. A third of all bets have backed Messi to reunite with former manager Pep Guardiola.  

The odds suggest that a move to Man City is more likely than staying at Barcelona. Inter Milan are the next most likely destination followed by PSG, Man United and Chelsea.

Odds from betfair and correct on 26 August 2020:

DestinationOdds
Man City 1.83
To stay at Barcelona 1.90
Inter Milan 8.50
PSG 10.00
Man Utd 12.00
Chelsea 15.00
Any MLS club 21.00
Any Argentinian Club 26.00
Juventus 34.00
Any Chinese Club 34.00
Liverpool 34.00
Al Sadd SC 36.00
Bayern Munich 41.00
AC Milan 61.00
Leeds 67.00
Arsenal 91.00
Tottenham 91.00
Marseille 101.00
Monaco 101.00
Girona 101.00
Wolves 101.00
Napoli 101.00
Roma 101.00
Lazio 101.00
Real Madrid 101.00
Newells Old Boys 101.00
Source: betfair

Lionel Messi FAQs

Is Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona?

According to reports, Lionel Messi has asked to leave Barcelona. He has only ever played for one club during his career.

Which team are favourites to sign Lionel Messi?

Manchester City are favourites to sign Messi is he does leave Barcelona. City are coached by his former Barca boss Pep Guardiola.

How many goals has Lionel Messi scored for Barcelona?

Messi has scored almost 450 goals for the Spanish club since making his Barcelona debut in 2004.

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