Transfer Rumours. Part 1

Arthur Vardanian
On January 1, a winter transfer window opened in Europe, which will last until early February.

Here are the  possible top transfers in a window.

1) Diego Costa

Striker Diego Costa left Atlético Madrid on 29 December, having terminated his contract with the club before its expiration.

Bookmakers believe that the player’s next team will be Wolverhampton, where he will replace the injured Raul Jimenez – the Mexican is still recovering from a skull fracture.  You can bet on Costa’s transition to the “wolves” with odds of 2.2, which corresponds to a probability of 45%.

Analysts are nor ruling out that the player may continue his career at Everton, but the odds are much higher – as much as 10.0 points.

In addition, in the BC lines there is a proposal to bet on the fact that the Spanish player will continue his career in a Brazilian club (odds of 6.0), as well as in any club of the Chinese Super League (8.0).

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2) Lautaro Martinez

Despite rumors about the imminent departure from Inter, Lautaro Martinez is in no hurry to change teams, as evidenced by the bookmaker’s quotes.  The odds of him remaining in the Nerazzurri after the winter transfer window is 1.02, which equates to a 98% chance.

However, lovers of risk and high odds can have a flutter on the Argentinian’s transfer to Barcelona ( odds of 9.0), Juventus (14.0) or Bayern Munich (16.0).

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3) Paulo Dybala

Another player who is unlikely to change his club in the winter transfer window is Juventus striker Paulo Dybala.  This month, the forward is to meet with the club’s management to discuss a new contract.  The fact that he will remain in the black and white lineup is given a odds of 1.01, that is, the probability of such an outcome is almost 100%.

If Dybala nevertheless changes his mind about playing for Juve, Barcelona will have the greatest chance of signing him, as evidenced by a odds of 14.0.  The chance of a transfer to Liverpool is estimated at 16.0 odds, to Manchester United – 20.0.

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4) Paul Pogba

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has long been on the radar of PSG.  According to media reports, the “devils” are ready to concede to let him go for 101 million euros.  However, this transition is unlikely to take place in the current transfer window – most likely, Pogba will join  PSG in the summer.

In the meantime, the chance that the footballer will remain in Manchester United by the beginning of February is estimated at 1.02.  Curiously, Juventus has the greatest chances of signing Pogba in the winter transfer window with odds of 3.75 – probably due to the recent announcement by his agent that he could return to the “old lady”.  PSG’s chances are estimated at 5.0, and if Pogba moves to Real Madrid, the bet will pay out 8.0.

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5) Dele Alli

Recently, Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has rarely been included in the team’s line-up: this season he entered the field only 3 times without scoring a single goal.  According to media reports, the footballer might have already left by the Spurs in the winter transfer window.

According to bookmakers, PSG has the most chances to sign Alli – you can bet on the player’s transfer to the Parisian club with a odds of 2.85.  In addition, analysts aren’t ready to rule out that he may continue his career at Manchester United (11.0) or Everton (14.0).

However, it is most likely that Dele Alli will find a new team in the summer.  You can wager that he will still be a Tottenham player by February for 1.33.

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To be continued…

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