Rooney headed for United exit door
Two of the Premiership’s star players appear to be heading towards the exit door after disappointing ends to the 2012-2013 season.
Bookmaker Paddy Power have Gareth Bale at odds of 8/11 to leave Tottenham in the summer transfer window whilst striker Wayne Rooney is now 4/7 to not be a Manchester United player by transfer deadline day.
The season came to end on Sunday and for very different reasons both players look set to be leaving their respective clubs. Double PFA award winner Bale has shone for Spurs all season and almost hauled them into 4th spot, but the club were piped by rivals Arsenal and the Welshman looks set to leave in search of Champions League football. He is now 6/4 for Real Madrid to be his next club and 8/1 to join Pep’s revolution at Bayern Munich. Interestingly the flying winger’s odds of joining Manchester United have dramatically shortened to 5/2, whilst he has also been put into the running to be BBC Sports Personality of the Year at odds of 25/1.
Conversely Wayne Rooney had a disappointing end to season for what he didn’t do rather than did do. His club won the Premier League finishing well ahead of domestic rivals; however Rooney failed to play a part at crucial junctures in the season and is now at odds of 6/4 to join Chelsea. The player is at 2/1 to join Bayern Munich, and 3/1 to join PSG.
Other high profile players set to decide on their future include goal machine Ronaldo, lethal hit man Falcao, and out of favour winger Nani. Ronaldo is odds on to join Chelsea at 5/4, with Falcao seemingly heading to the money-is-no-object destinations of either Man City or Monaco – both at odds of 6/4 to sign the Colombian. Portuguese dribbler Nani has fallen down the pecking order at Man Utd and is at odds of 6/4 to join PSG with Juventus as second favourites for his signature at 9/2.
A Paddy Power spokesman told Football Betting News; “With the domestic seasons across Europe coming to an end thoughts immediately shift to the transfer window. It looks like Bale could swap London for Madrid, Ronaldo Madrid for London, and Rooney a spot on the bench to probably a spot on a completely different bench.”