Manchester City is the early favorite to sign Lionel Messi. (Tim Groothuis/Witters Sport via USA TODAY Sports)
So, what are the odds of Lionel Messi joining Manchester City or New York City FC or any other Major League Soccer club, for that matter?
BetVictor, an independent gambling site headquarter in Gibraltar, Wednesday made Manchester City the favorite to sign the Barcelona star.
It also listed out odds of Messi of joining several clubs in Europe, South America and even the United States.
ESPN reported Wednesday that ManCity, the parent club of New York City FC, is putting together an offer for Messi. That would include the Argentine international joining NYCFC for the 2023 season.
Messi told Barcelona Tuesday that he wants to leave the La Liga club.
Manchester City is favorite at 4/5, with Inter Milan second.
A move to Manchester United is 12/1, with a move back to South America club at 20/1.
Any MLS club was tied for 10th at 33/1.
Lionel Messi transfer odds
Manchester City: 4/5
Inter Milan: 8/1
Manchester United: 12/1
Any South American club: 20/1
Any Chinese club: 25/1
Any MLS club: 33/1
Bayern Munich: 33/1
AC Milan: 40/1
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