Manchester United Odds-On To Sign Gareth Bale This Summer
The transfer rumour mill is getting into full swing and the Gareth Bale is now odds-on to join Manchester United from Real Madrid this summer after a run of bets on the Welshman to move to Old Trafford.
Bale's future at Real has been the subject of conjecture for some time and the forward is now as short as 8/11 with Betway to return to the Premier League with Manchester United during this summer's transfer window after a flood of bets.
The move in the market comes after Bale's agent, Jonathan Barnett, admitted earlier this week that the player does not have the full backing of Real manager Zinedine Zidane.
Bale's price on his next club is now the shortest it ever has been at 8/11 from 5/2, while a return to former club Tottenham is 5/1.
Betway's Alan Alger said: “For most of the season, Gareth Bale’s future at Real Madrid has been a constant source of speculation and for the first time, he’s now odds-on to leave the club.
”The Welshman is just 8/11 to sign for Manchester United in the summer transfer window, having been a 5/2 shot at the start of the week.
"Zinedine Zidane clearly doesn’t seem to favour Bale and a stay at the Bernabeu is now 5/2 from 7/4."
Bale’s Transfer Betting Odds
|Club After Summer Transfer Window||Odds||Bookmaker|
|Any Chinese Club||6/1||BetVictor|
Bale, who joined Real from Tottenham in the summer of 2013 for a then world record fee of £86million, has never really won over the demanding Los Merengues fans despite winning the Champions League four times since his arrival at the club.
The 29-year-old has seen his time in Madrid blighted by injury problems and the return of Zidane as coach earlier this year seems to point to a parting of ways this summer.
There are very few clubs who could afford Bale this summer, but Manchester United are definitely one and Bale could fit the bill for United to lift morale and raise their profile after a disappointing season this term.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to embark on a major rebuilding job at Old Trafford this season with United missing out on qualifying for next season's Champions League and the arrival of Bale would provide a welcome boost to the club's fans.
Champions League finalists Tottenham are 5/1 to bring Bale back to the club this summer, but due to their financial situation after moving into their new stadium they would struggle to compete with any offer from Manchester United.
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