Alderweireld Among Value Picks in Soccer Transfer Betting Odds

Monday, July 30, 2018 7:59 PM UTC

Monday, Jul. 30, 2018 7:59 PM UTC

SBR rounds up the biggest potential transfers of the summer window and finds value on some established players as the new seasons for the Premier League and other European clubs approach.

<p>Massive transfers have come in thick and fast this summer as Europe’s biggest clubs bolster their squads ahead of the 2018-19 campaign. Cristiano Ronaldo swapped Real Madrid for Juventus, Kylian Mbappe completed his move to PSG, and Liverpool has spent $200 million on Alisson, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri. But there is still plenty of time to go: Premier League clubs have until August 9 to complete their transfer dealings, while the rest of Europe has until August 31. The likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona and Manchester United have been quiet thus far, so expect a flurry of activity in the weeks ahead.</p><p>All eyes are on Chelsea this summer. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez identified Eden Hazard as the man to replace Ronaldo at the Bernebeu, and the Belgian responded by saying he could be tempted by a new challenge. But the Blues have held firm, refusing to do business unless Real Madrid breaks the world-record transfer fee and parts with $263 million for his services. A week ago, Hazard was odds-on to move to Madrid, but Perez has seemingly balked at the price, having met his match in Roman Abramovich. Hazard is now -333 to stay with Chelsea and +175 with <a href=";book= William Hill" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">William Hill</a> to join Real Madrid.</p><p>That represents a significant boost for new boss Maurizio Sarri, but he may have less luck in keeping Thibaut Courtois and Willian. Courtois wants to return to Spain for family reasons, and <a href="" title="Soccer Odds">he is now just -333 to join Real Madrid</a>. If he goes, Chelsea may turn its attention to England stopper Jordan Pickford. He is -200 to stay at Everton and +225 to join Chelsea, which looks like an interesting price. Chelsea is -125 to sign U.S. star Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund and that looks like a great bet, as they need more quality on the ball and he is a magnificent player. Willian is +100 to stay at Chelsea and fight for his place under Sarri, but +175 to reunite with Jose Mourinho at Man United and that is a very popular bet, while the +1000 on him joining Barcelona has seen some action.</p><p>Mourinho is desperate for a new centre-back and he is -150 to sign Toby Alderweireld from Tottenham, +110 to sign Yerry Mina and +175 to seize Harry Maguire from Leicester. The Alderweireld option looks enticing, as <a href="" title="Free Sports Picks">he appears to be agitating for a move away from Spurs</a> and Mourinho is a confirmed admirer. Left-back Danny Rose is also +100 to leave Tottenham and that might appeal to a few people as he has become a peripheral figure there, and he has also bemoaned the club’s wage structure.</p><p>Juventus has already pulled off one amazing deal this summer, but reports suggest they could yet land another. They are interested in bringing French superstar Paul Pogba back to Turin, and he has had problems with Man United boss Jose Mourinho. <a href=";book= William Hill" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">William Hill</a> has +900 on him joining Juventus. The Italian champions are likely to offload Gonzalo Higuain to make room for Ronaldo, and he is -600 to leave the club. Chelsea look a good option at +225 to sign him, but AC Milan – now under new private equity ownership – has seemingly jumped the queue and they are -150 to snap him up. The two clubs did business last summer, as Leonardo Bonucci move to the San Siro, so that looks like another intriguing bet.</p><p>Veteran midfielder Yaya Toure has left Man City, and he is -150 with <a href=";book= William Hill" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">William Hill</a> to join West Ham, +150 to move to ambitious Premiership newcomers Wolves, +600 to join Crystal Palace and +800 to move to MLS. Newcastle and Everton are seemingly locked in a tug-of-war for Danny Welbeck, who is down the pecking order at Arsenal. The Magpies are +400, but Everton looks interesting at +500. Aston Villa star Jack Grealish is -200 with <a href=";book= William Hill" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">William Hill</a> to join Spurs, and that is likely to go through, while Liverpool is +110 to rekindle its interest in Nabil Fekir and take him to Anfield. Finally, for a longer shot, Antoine Griezmann is +800 to join Barcelona. The World Cup winner was heavily linked with them earlier this summer, and that is a deal that could well be resurrected.</p>
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