Lionel Messi Next Club Odds – La Pulga Set To Leave PSG
In this post you can find Lionel Messi next club odds as the Argentine wizard is set to leave PSG after two season at the Parisian club.
Messi To Leave PSG
It had been rumoured for months, but PSG Head Coach Christophe Galtier confirmed yesterday that Lionel Messi will leave the club at the end of the season. This has further sparked a flurry of speculation on where he will be playing his football next season.
Messi is widely regarded by many as the Greatest Footballer of All-Time and he is certainly in that conversation after scoring an unmatchable tally of 710 goals and 339 assists in his 874 club matches. For Argentina, in 174 games he has 102 goals and 56 assists.
That’s before we even go into his trophy haul winning virtually everything there is to win in the sport.
How Good Is Messi Now?
At 35 years of age Messi is certainly in the twilight of his career and is no longer the force he once was with Barcelona in his prime.
That being said Messi’s twilight is inarguably better than 99.99% of footballers. In 22/23 across his 40 Games for PSG he scored 21 goals and provided 20 assists. He remains a potential World Class asset for any club… So where is he likely to end up?
Lionel Messi Next Club Odds
Al Hilal SFC – 11/8 Favourite To Sign Messi
While Messi has been long linked with a move to Saudi Arabia, the most likely suitor has always seemed to be Al-Hilal. There have been reports as recently as May that the club had already tabled him a 600 million offer. The club even had to come out and deny that they have an agreement with him already.
But Spanish Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has suggested that Saudi Arabian government officials are expecting Messi’s arrival and that Al-Hilal would be a possible destination. Furthermore, the club have already started selling Messi jerseys.
This is the “romantic” option, Messi spent 17 years at the club where he won 10 La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues, seven Copa del Rey titles and three FIFA Club World Cups. It seemed like he would never leave the club’s precarious financial position (coming from mismanagement along with Messi’s lucrative deal at the club) led to an emotional press conference as he announced his shock departure in 2021.
However, since his departure the club and Messi have constantly flirted with one another like old lovers about a potential emotional reunion. Barca manager Xavi has allegedly been in constant contact with Messi about a potential return. It makes no financial sense in my book but again, that’s probably why it could happen…
Inter Miami 9/4
The American Club, co-owned by David Beckham are currently struggling in the MLS rooted to the bottom of the Eastern Conference which has led to Phil Neville being sacked as manager of the club by his former teammate.
Beckham has been allegedly desperate to sign Messi ever since he founded Inter Miami in 2018 and if he lands his man it end up being the biggest deal in U.S. Soccer since Beckham joined LA Galaxy in 2012. There have even been reports that each MLS club could contribute to Messi’s salary to boost the league’s profile, according to a report in the Spanish publication Sport.
Messi owns a home in Miami, and he regularly takes his family on holiday there, so could be open to moving to Florida more permanently.
Any other Saudi Premier League team 5/1
While Al Hilal remain the likely favourite, Messi could find himself with another team in Saudi Arabia particularly Al-Ittihad who currently lead the Saudi league. Messi’s links with the nation of Saudi Arabia have strengthened in years gone by with him being unveiled as the Middle Eastern nation’s latest tourism ambassador last year, and visiting the kingdom in March on official business.
Messi and PSG played a friendly against a Saudi league XI in January, reuniting him with an old foe and friend Cristiano Ronaldo. He might just fancy reigniting it one last time, or could we even see them as teammates?
Other potential locations
Treble Contenders Manchester City are 16/1 to reignite him with Guardiola, spent happy Chelsea are 25/1 to bring him to the Premier League while Newcastle, Sevilla, Napoli and Manchester United can all be gotten at 50/1.
Another big name that could be on the move in this summer transfer window is star England striker Harry Kane. We took a look at where he could go next in our Harry Kane Next Club Odds post.
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