January Transfer Window Betting
January’s transfer window is always an interesting one; big names have been thrown around for the last month and now is the time for the business to be done, big spenders Manchester City are looking increasingly more likely to offload a number of big name stars and could be bringing in some expensive new signings. For convenience I will be splitting up the transfers and targets into sections. Make sure you check out are list of free bet offers for betting on the January Transfer window.
Emanuel Adebayor’s £25 million move to Manchester City from Arsenal was one of the first big moves of City’s new era. Sadly for the Togolese captain things have not gone entirely to plan at Eastlands. After an exciting start he has slowly fallen behind Carlos Tevez and Mario Ballotelli in the pecking order of strikers at Eastlands and with Eden Dzeko looking set for the blue side of Manchester his time at City looks to be up. A number of clubs are rumoured to be interested but leading the pack as favourite are Italian giants Juventus with odds of 6/4 on SkyBet for a winter move there. Tottenham are also supposedly interested and rumour on the grapevine is that he may be going there as a 4th striker and new option if Robbie Keane departs, Tottenham are priced at 10/1 to land the powerful striker.
Ashley Young could be next in the line of talented English midfielders to leave Villa park in recent seasons, and with Villa struggling under Gerrard Houlier of late the young winger may feel it is time that he left for pastures a new. Harry Redknap’s Tottenham are looking like the smartest place to put your money in regards to the pacey England international, they are strong favourites at 5/2 on SkyBet. However with Liverpool really struggling for form and with the immense failure of Joe Cole, Ashley Young could be Anfield bound with healthy odds of 6/1 on SkyBet. Other potential suitors include Manchester United, Arsenal and big spenders City who are priced respectively at 8/1, 10/1 and 16/1.
One of the less expected names has popped up again and again this past month and it now looks increasingly likely that old Golden Balls will be making a Premier League return on loan during the MLS close season. Recent reports seem to suggest that he is bound for Tottenham, and it is spurred on by leaked reports in America that Tottenham will be receiving a player on loan from the states. The odds of 1/4 on SkyBet make it seem very likely that Becks will be back in Englandm the only other location that seems plausible at this time is his old club Manchester United which is priced at 20/1 on SkyBet. Sky Bet is now one of the few online bookmakers accepting paypal.
Shay Given’s future at City looks very uncertain, especially with the emergence of Joe Hart as Mancini’s preferred number 1. Obviously a goalkeeper as talented and as used to first team football as the Irish international will want to play week in week out and it looks likely that he will be heading away from Eastlands this January. Whether permanently or on a loan move is yet to be seen, Celtic have been looking most likely to pick up the ex-Newcastle stopper and are a firm 9/2 on SkyBet to get Given. Italian club Roma also look to be sniffing around for Given’s services as well and are the favourites to pick him up at 4/1 on SkyBet.
Shaun Wright-Phillips is another of the big names who looks to be on the way out at Eastlands, the likely destination of the England winger is really unknown at the moment, with a number of clubs sniffing around after a good bargain. However it is the wages of players like SWP that may put some teams of, the favourites for his signature look to be West Ham, Newcastle and Stoke City who are all priced at 5/1 on SkyBet.
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