Neymar Next Club Odds: Chelsea Favourites To Sign The Brazilian
Neymar wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer and betting sites have reopened the market on his future.
This has been a difficult pre-season for the French giants, who have had to deal with Kylian Mbappe’s announcement that he will not sign a new deal at the Parc des Princes.
PSG are therefore keen to cash in on their most prized asset before the transfer window closes on September 1, but Mbappe appears to be in no rush to decide his future.
The club have since been rocked with the news that Neymar also wants out.
L’Equipe revealed this week that Neymar has informed his employers of his intention to seek pastures new in the coming weeks.
Which club will have Neymar in their squad once the market has closed for business?
We have picked out the very best odds below, before we delve deeper into the forward’s options.
Analysing The Chances Of Neymar Continuing With PSG
Lionel Messi departed PSG for Inter Miami after his contract expired on June 30.
The Ligue 1 champions are also looking to sell Kylian Mbappe after he made it clear he is happy to leave on a free transfer in 2024.
The experiment of deploying Neymar, Mbappe and Messi in the same front three was a failure, but PSG would still be loath to lose each member of that trio in the same window.
Their new manager Luis Enrique would certainly not be happy with that outcome as he attempts to finally bring the Champions League trophy to Paris.
Neymar might simply have left everything too late. Had he made this request earlier in the window, a deal would have had a better chance of being done.
BetUK believe he will probably stay put, as demonstrated by odds of 7/20.
From PSG To Stamford Bridge? Chelsea Tops Neymar Next Club Odds
Chelsea were linked with a swoop for Neymar this time last year, when Todd Boehly was busy splashing the cash in his first summer as the club’s new chairman.
In the end the Blues spent £600m on new players (Neymar was not among them) last term, yet they still slumped to a 12th-place finish in the Premier League.
Chelsea’s transfer plans has been much more focused this time around, with new boss Mauricio Pochettino no doubt having a strong say.
He worked with Neymar in the past and, despite the Brazilian’s undoubted talent, Pochettino might not want to do so again.
The Argentine is building a younger, hungrier team at Stamford Bridge, for which Neymar would not be a natural fit. Odds of 5/1 are best avoided though for other options.
Transfer Predictions: Saudi Arabian Clubs At The Helm Of Neymar's Next Move
The Saudi Arabian Pro League has made quite the splash this summer.
Having already snared Cristiano Ronaldo in January, Saudi clubs have since acquired the likes of Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Fabinho, Roberto Firmino and Riyad Mahrez.
None of those players has as big a profile as Neymar though, so we can expect Al Nassr, Al Hilal, Al Ittihad or Al Ahli to make an eye-watering offer to the Brazilian in the coming weeks.
Neymar is 5/1 with football betting sites to end up in the Pro League. A fee would still need to be agreed with PSG however, and that could prove difficult if they are not minded to sell a player who is under contract until 2025.
Crunching The Numbers: Barcelona's Position In Neymar Next Club Odds
If Neymar could turn the clock back, he probably would opt to stay at Barcelona rather than join PSG in 2017.
His £198m move to Paris has not worked out, with the Brazilian failing to progress his career with the Ligue 1 side.
Neymar has been linked with a return to Barcelona on several occasions over the last six years, and the latest reports suggest he is again keen to go back to the Camp Nou.
It remains to be seen whether Barcelona would be willing to finance such a deal for the 31-year-old, with William Hill rating their chances at 13/2.
Stay Informed: Betting Odds And Speculations On Neymar's Next Club
There is a big drop-off to the outsiders in this race on betting apps, a group which includes Manchester United (25/1), Liverpool (28/1), Arsenal (30/1) and Newcastle (33/1).
The Magpies have not really made a marquee signing yet, but Eddie Howe would struggle to fit Neymar into his system.
The same is true of United, Liverpool and Arsenal, all of whom would have doubts over the Brazil international’s work ethic and application.
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