Lionel Messi next club odds as Barcelona superstar tells club he wants to leave

Lionel Messi has shocked the world of football by saying he wants to leave Barcelona this summer.

The Argentine has grown increasingly frustrated at the Nou Camp and informed the Catalan club that he wants out.

Messi has no plans to begin pre-season preparations with new boss Ronald Koeman, sounding mass panic at the Spanish outfit.

Whether there is a way back for the 33-year-old striker and his beloved club remains to be seen, but right now, it looks like it could be beyond repair.

That has seen clubs around the globe stand up, get the calculator out and see whether they can secure the Argentine's services.

Messi, despite his age, is still a hugely influential figure and would improve any team in the world.

An obvious connection that has already been made is Manchester City which would see a reunion with Pep Guardiola.

The pair teamed up to devastating affect during a four-year spell at Barcelona and Guardiola has consistently hailed Messi as the world's greatest player.

City also have the financial might to pull off such a deal and have a host of Messi's former acquaintances at the Etihad.

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Inter Milan have a long standing interest in the player that dates back over 10 years.

That could give them an upper hand should they come to the negotiation table but will face huge competition from the likes of Juventus, PSG and Manchester United.

The latter two would also have the finances to help fashion such a deal.

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel joked after the Champions League Final that no coach would turn their nose up at the six-time Ballon D'Or winner.

A return to Newell's Old Boys, the club where he started his career, is not out of the question either.

It would offer Messi and his family the chance to return home, something he may find attractive at this point in his career.

Messi's next club odds

To stay at Barcelona – 11/10
Manchester City – 3/1
Inter – 6/1
PSG – 5/1
Manchester Utd – 10/1
Juventus – 14/1
Newell's Old Boys – 16/1
Chelsea – 18/1
Any Chinese Super League club – 25/1
Bayern Munich – 25/1
Any MLS club – 33/1
Arsenal – 40/1
Leeds – 50/1
Napoli – 50/1
Any Australian A League club – 66/1
Real Madrid – 100/1

(Source: SkyBet)

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