Of course, on the lips of fans across the world is only one thing - where will he go?
Below you’ll find the latest odds and predictions on where Messi could be starting the 2020/21 season…
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Messi Next Club Betting Tips
Manchester City - 11/10Messi is favourite to team up with his former manager Pep Guardiola at 11/10 with Unibet and it’s safe to say this would be the least surprising move he makes. The club have always had a keen eye on the Argentinian and in terms of finances it’s the most realistic move for the 33-year-old.
News early on Wednesday morning suggested that Messi has already reached out to Pep about a move and it would be huge for City and the Premier League if Messi decided to spend his final years in the game at the Etihad.
To Stay at Barcelona - 10/11Of course, there have been many players who have made power plays over the decades, including the likes of Wayne Rooney and Sergio Ramos. Leo could still make a u-turn and spend next season in La Liga at Barcelona.
He’s priced at 10/11 to do so with Paddy Power and we think it’s a reasonable punt, given this could all be a move to get Barcelona spending some money on elite players.
Inter Milan - 12/1BetVictor are pricing Inter Milan at 12/1. They’ve been spending a little more freely of late and are developing a good side, reaching the Europa League Final this season. A move to Inter would see the side catapulted to one of the most famous in the world once again, as well as reigniting the rivalry between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus.
PSG - 14/1Mbappe, Neymar, Icardi and Messi. It certainly sounds potent. PSG will want to go one step further in the Champions League next season, they have the money, and they have the ambition and superstars to suit Messi’s needs.
Ligue 1 would be a step down competitively for the Argentinian, but they’re a glamour club that can pay his wages. It’s not out of the question to see him team up with Neymar. Or Neymar to return to Barcelona and team up with Messi again, for that matter. 888sport are pricing Messi to PSG at 14/1.
Manchester United - 17/1Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in the world and one of only a few that can rival Barcelona in terms of prestige. They have the money to sign Messi, and have shown they are willing to splash the cash this summer in their pursuit of Jadon Sancho.
It would be a move that places them back as Premier League contenders, and there certainly will have been discussions internally at Old Trafford, not least because of his commercial appeal. It seems unlikely Messi would ignore Guardiola and head to the red side of Manchester, but it isn’t totally out of the question, which is why Unibet are pricing it at 17/1.
The Best of the RestThere are of course many other clubs who will be doing their best to secure the signature of Messi, with moves to the USA (20/1 for any MLS club with Paddy Power) or China (33/1 with Paddy Power) also possibilities for the ageing legend.
Chelsea are priced at 28/1 with William Hill and there have been rumours Frank Lampard has tried to make contact with Messi, while Juventus are at 33/1 with Betfair. Liverpool are priced the same, although have ruled themselves out of the race to sign him.
A move back to any Argentinian club can be backed at 25/1, while Newell’s Old Boys is priced at 100/1, although you get the impression Messi will be looking for another top club to win trophies with before returning to his homeland.