iBet: Get ready for the Football Transfer merry go round
Football Transfer Market Movers
‘Will he or won’t he?’. You could ask that about several of the players in this summer’s summer transfer season soap opera and it all depends on who you listen to. Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers seems adamant that Luis Suarez is not for sale. But the bottom line is that he wants to leave, and it’s quite hard to see them turning down a £40+ million bid should one come in. Having said that, the price for him to stay has been shortening. Betting comparison website Oddschecker.com confirms that at the start of June the Uruguayan was 3/1 to still be at Anfield after the transfer window closes at the end of August. He is now 6/4. Real Madrid are now the 2/1 favourites to be his next club, with Arsenal, who have made no secret of their desire to sign him and have already had one bid turned down, available at 3/1. The betting on Wayne Rooney’s future has been moving the other way. He was as short at 1/5 on to remain at Old Trafford, but there are some suggestions that Manchester United are ready to let the England striker go and the rumours of him joining Chelsea are getting ever stronger. He’s now 1/2 onto be playing in North London under Mourinho next season. One player who was expected to follow David Moyes to Manchester United was Marouane Fellaini. However, Arsenal (11/8) have now taken over from United (13/8) to grab the Belgian midfielder’s signature.
We did very nicely with our 16/1 trade on Quintana to win the King of the Mountains at this year’s Tour de France – the Colombian is 6/1 to win next year’s Tour. I’m not one to tie up money in long term bets but if you don’t mind doing so, the price of around 8/11 available for Chris Froome to defend his title in 2014 looks attractive. He appears to have no weaknesses and barring serious injury he could lead Team Sky for several years to come.
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