Lionel Messi’s Next Destination: Possible Return to Barcelona or MLS Transfer?
Lionel Messi, the World Cup-winning footballer, is due to depart from PSG this summer as his two-year deal with the French club ends. With numerous possibilities worldwide, the question remains: who can cover his costs?
Despite being a likely favourite for any MLS Club, with 13/8 odds, Barcelona may also consider a return as a realistic possibility. Messi spent his entire career before PSG in Barcelona and some rumours indicate that the GOAT could be after a move back to Barcelona to avoid contract issues. The Catalan side would have no problem accommodating the 35-year-old player as he spent 21 years at the club.
Barcelona is encountering many financial difficulties, and players at the start of the season could not register with the club. However, with Messi being a free agent, they could sign him on a free transfer. Messi’s odds of signing with any Spanish club are 3/1.
Lionel Messi Next Club Odds (to sign before September 3rd)
- Any MLS Club – 13/8
- Any Spanish club – 3/1
- Any Saudi Arabia club – 12/1
- Any South American club – 16/1
- Any German club – 16/1
While Barcelona waits to learn whether it can sign players until after this season, there is the possibility of MLS clubs taking Messi.
Premier League fans, unfortunately, will not be happy to see the Argentine heading to the UK any time soon, according to the odds.
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