Odds collapse on Gabriel Jesus joining Barcelona as part of Lionel Messi deal

Jesus out, GOAT in?


The odds of Gabriel Jesus joining Barcelona this summer have completely collapsed after being around 20/1 on Wednesday morning.

Paddy’s traders have been forced to slash their odds following strong reports that the Brazilian forward will be used in some kind of deal to bring Lionel Messi to Manchester City, which is now odds on.

Messi told Barca that he wanted to cancel his contract earlier this week and City are the big favourites to pull off his signing. However, the Catalan club are insisting he will not leave for nothing.

It’s going to be some saga, this, but one thing is for sure – we’re seeing money on Jesus to Barcelona.


Juventus are next in the market with Real Madrid some way behind them. Paris St-Germain should be considered as outsiders, but even their odds are shorter than European Champions Bayern Munich and cross-city rivals Manchester United.

For Messi, City are big favourites with Inter Milan cruising into second favourite, ahead of early front-runners PSG who we now think are third-most likely to sign the GOAT. United and Chelsea trail the French champions.

Paddy said: “Trading Jesus for God is a definite upgrade – although I’m not sure the same can be said for swapping Barcelona for Man City.

“The odds have shortened drastically today, with the seemingly impossible transfer of Lionel Messi to City now odds-on – and Gabriel Jesus looks set to go in the opposite direction.”

Barcelona are ready for a huge overhaul as Messi tries to force his way out and Luis Suarez seems to be edging towards the exit door – especially with the explosive Jesus news today.

The former Liverpool striker is evens to return to the club he left the Kop for, Ajax. An MLS move is next-most likely while Inter and Liverpool are also in the running, along with PSG and Borussia Dortmund.

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