Jadon Sancho, Ronaldo and Lionel Messi – who is the most likely superstar to complete a Premier League transfer in 2021?
THE Premier League could see some blockbuster transfers take place in 2021 with plenty of speculation surrounding several of the biggest players on the planet.
Here, SunSport take a closer look at FIVE world superstars including Jadon Sancho, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and their odds of joining an English top-flight club in 2021, according to bookmakers Betfair.
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Jadon Sancho – 1/1
Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is the most likely Premier League arrival in 2021, according to the bookmakers.
The talented 20-year-old has long been tipped to return to England with Manchester United his closest pursuers.
The Red Devils have tried and failed to secure his signature over the past 12 months with Dortmund unwilling to budge on their £110m valuation.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has predicted Sancho will leave the Bundesliga heavyweights next summer, claiming both Chelsea and Liverpool are also monitoring the situation.
Player to be playing for a Premier League club in 2021
- Jadon Sancho – 1/1
- Cristiano Ronaldo – 4/1
- Lionel Messi – 5/1
- Kylian Mbappe – 12/1
- Neymar – 20/1
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Cristiano Ronaldo – 4/1
Portuguese icon Cristiano Ronaldo is next on Betfair's list at 4/1.
The attacker, who turns 36 in February, has been linked with a return to Manchester United ever since leaving Old Trafford for Real Madrid in 2009.
And Juventus are reportedly open to offloading Ronaldo in a bid offset financial losses caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Spanish newspaper Marca recently claimed that Ronaldo could be used as part of a swap deal that would see Paul Pogba re-join the Turin club.
Lionel Messi – 5/1
Where's the Argentine heading?
Nobody quite knows what 2021 has in store for Lionel Messi but it looks unlikely that he'll continue his relationship with Barcelona.
Manchester City are the bookies' favourites to pinch his signature but PSG are also in with a shout.
However, the player himself has discussed heading Stateside and is claimed to have purchased a £7.25m apartment in Miami.
Kylian Mbappe – 12/1
Liverpool fans dream of finally bringing French superstar Kylian Mbappe to Anfield.
And bookmakers Betfair think there's a 12/1 chance the Paris-born forward will be dazzling in the Premier League in 2021.
What once was considered a pipe dream is looking more and more achievable amid the 22-year-old's contract situation.
Mbappe's current deal is set to expire in June 2022 and although talks are taking place – there has been no breakthrough over a lucrative extension.
Neymar – 20/1
Perhaps the time has come and gone for Neymar to play in England.
The Brazilian turns 29 in February and is valued at a whopping £92m by the French champions.
Barcelona look the one and only destination for Neymar if he's to leave Paris but discussions over a new contract are thought to be at an advanced stage.
Club chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi recently told RMC Sport: "We have begun to talk with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. The discussions will remain confidential but I am very confident.
"They both want to stay with us at PSG."
Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: "2021 is gearing up to be one of the biggest transfer years in history with it highly possible that we see the current transfer record of £200m smashed, a feat currently at odds of 5/4.
"After a disrupted 2020 and a Premier League so far too close to call, top teams will be looking to strengthen their sides and invest heavily."
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