Transfer Betting Round-up
It’s all heating up in the Premier League with Tevez heading to Italy, Ronaldo set to meet with Old Trafford officials and Liverpool splashing the cash.
With transfer speculation rife Paddy Power have created a special update on the odds of high profile players coming in and heading out plus where the money from punters has been going in the last few weeks.
With the signing of Simon Mignolet the future of Pepe Reina is increasingly uncertain and the odds on the keeper leaving Liverpool this summer are a short 4/7. Despite Victor Valdes staying at Barcelona for another season Reina is at odds of 1/4 for the Catalan club to be his next permanent home.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s future seems like it will be decided in the next few weeks after Real have appointed a new manager in Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian’s first task will be to try persuade the flying winger to stay but he is at evens to move to Manchester United after rumours of meetings set up with Old Trafford officials.
A player who could be going the other way is Wayne Rooney but the player has been linked with a whole host of clubs over the last few months. Arsenal and Chelsea currently lead the way, both at 11/4, to secure his signature. Rooney is 8/11 to have left Man Utd by the start of next season and Paddy Power have seen a large amount of bets on this market in the last few weeks.
Luis Suarez has been openly advertising himself to Real Madrid recently and has been backed into 1/2 for them to be his next club. Paddy Power have seen a few shrewd customers back Real's rivals Atletico to snap Suarez up at generous odds of 16/1.
A deal that looks to be done is Higuain and after a lot of one way traffic on the player going to Arsenal he was backed into odds of 1/8 before Paddy Power suspended betting on him moving to the Gunners.
Napoli striker Cavani is another player who has been heavily linked with all the big clubs but its Chelsea who seem to be in prime position to sign him. The Londoners are currently 1/3 to be his next club with Real Madrid the only real dangers at odds of 11/4.
Talk about Gareth Bale’s future won’t go away, and after Sky Italia reported a bid from United during the week, it is now Madrid who lead the way for his signature again. Some big bets over the last 24 hours have seen Madrid shorten into 8/15, and this could well get shorter in the coming days.
Fernando Torres has been heavily backed by punters to be heading to Barcelona. With rumours of a £20million offer Paddy Power have seen his odds on joining the Catalan club shrink from 40/1 to 7/2. Torres’s strike partner David Villa has been the subject of consistent betting that he will head to Spurs and the Spain forward is now 8/11 to join the club.