The biggest football legend of modern football, Lionel Messi, is officially a free agent as of June 30, 2021. The Argentine & ex-Barcelona star has never been a free agent since he was 17. Well, the time has finally come & the long-lasting Barcelona drama came to an end, or did it? The news immediately went viral & top online bookmakers
got right into offering their odds with who Messi will sign next this transfer window.
While it is hard to predict anything at the moment, the rumours suggest Messi will stay at Barca. Considering Messi’s close ties with the newly-signed Sergio Aguero & great relations with the newly-elected Barcelona President Joan Laporta, such an outcome seems quite logical for the Argentine international. The bookmaker Unibet
is one of very few who offers & hugely favours Barcelona return, giving it the odds of 1.03 (1/40). The British bookmaker, on the other hand, only gives Manchester City the odds of 7.00 (6/1) to sign Messi before September 1.
Nevertheless, let’s not count out Pep Guardiola & the relationship the two have established while being in Barcelona. One of the oldest online bookmakers, William Hill
, is favouring the Manchester City move pricing up The Citizens at 4.00 (3/1), while the PSG is only given the odds of 7.00 (6/1) to land Messi deal.
Despite not being favoured by the majority of the market, the Paris side seems not letting its foot off the gas in their attempts to pair up Messi with Neymar. Surprisingly, but only Betfair
, views the situation a bit differently, favouring the Neymar-Messi duo over the Pep Guardiola reunion, pricing up both options at 6.00 (5/1) & 6.50 (11/2), respectively.
Interesting but a famous bookmaker Betsson
, unfortunately, offers the shortest prices on the market, at the moment. It only gives the City move the odds of 4.50 (7/2) & prices up PSG deal at 5.50 (9/2), respectively.
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