With club football taking a sabbatical during the summer months, betting enthusiasts have two places to shift their focus: the World Cup and transfer betting. Players transferring from one team to another is common practice in football, with substantial amounts of money usually involved. The summer transfer window closes on the 2nd of September, meaning all moves have to be completed by then. Here are some intriguing markets for player moves between now and then.
With Chelsea recalling Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois from Atletico Madrid, it appears that Petr Cech’s time as Chelsea’s number one is coming to an end. The Czech goalkeeper has a decision to make. Will he fight for his place at Stamford Bridge or seek a move elsewhere? The odds of him staying at Chelsea are 4/9, while a move is priced at 13/8. Among interested clubs, there are odds on him signing for PSG at 5/2 and Monaco at 5/1. With Marc Andre Ter Stegen picking up an injury in training, odds of 20/1 for Cech to join Barcelona may be worth a bet.
The big Uruguayan has been linked to Manchester United for months. But with Rooney and Robin van Persie on the books at the Old Trafford club, it is unlikely that they will splash the cash on Cavani. A move to Arsenal seems the most likely given the current situation. Odds of 2/1 are available on that move.
Most pundits expect Louis van Gaal to give Shinji Kagawa another chance at Manchester United. However, with competition for places fiercer than ever, Kagawa may find himself surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. A move to either Atletico Madrid or Borussia Dortmund seems the most likely. Odds for Atletico are 13/8, with Dortmund priced at 2/1 to land him.
Kagawa may also find himself part of a cash plus player swap deal for Arturo Vidal. Odds of Kagawa moving to Juventus are 12/1.
Transfer markets are typically left open until the move happens or the current transfer window closes.
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