A few days ago we looked at some of the rumoured transfers for the January transfer window as well as the odds for them. Naturally, as we get closer to the window there will be more and more rumours circulating, so we’ve looked at a few more rumours and the odds of them happening if you wish to back them. Please note that the odds are correct as of 18/12/19 and loan deals don’t count. If you wish to back any of the transfers, we’ve provided the relevant link to each player. If you would like to see our first piece of January transfer odds, you can find it via the link below.
January Transfer Odds 18/12/19
Neymar to Barcelona - 5/2
It looked very likely that Neymar was set to move away from PSG last summer with both Barcelona and Real Madrid being interested in him, but no move materialised and Neymar remained as a PSG player for the start of the 19/20 season. Barcelona have had a good start to the season as they find themselves at the top of La Liga (as of 18/12/19) as well as comfortably qualifying for the Champions League round of 16. However, it’s Barcelona’s Champions League record over recent seasons which justifies bringing in attacking reinforcements as they have failed to reach the final since they were champions back in 2015, with embarrassing exits against Roma and Liverpool over the past 2 seasons being the cause of their lack of recent European success. Since the start of the season, Neymar has scored 8 goals and recorded 9 assists in 11 games for PSG, which is 1 more goal and 7 more assists than Antoine Griezmann has registered this season, with Griezmann playing 10 more games.
Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid - 8/1
Another PSG player who is linked with a move away from Paris is Kylian Mbappe. After making a name for himself as one of the most promising young players in the world during his time at Monaco, Kylian Mbappe has continued to improve and has become one of the world’s best players since moving to PSG. 75 goals and 40 assists in 104 games for PSG has made Mbappe one of the most sought after players in the world and has been heavily linked with a move away from Paris, with Real Madrid being the name linked with him.
Nathan Ake to Chelsea - 2/1
After it was announced that their transfer ban would be lifted for the January transfer window, Chelsea have been linked with several transfers ahead of the window, with one of the names being Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake. The former Chelsea player didn’t get much of a chance at Stamford Bridge after only making 7 appearances for the club and spending most of his time on loan at Reading, Watford and Bournemouth, before making a permanent move to Bournemouth in 2017. It’s been Chelsea’s defensive record that has let them down this season as they have conceded 25 goals in their opening 17 Premier League games, which is the most out of any of the top 9 Premier League teams. In the Premier League this season, Ake has kept more clean sheets and won more tackles than both Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma. As it stands, Chelsea have a buy-back clause in Ake’s Bournemouth contract and can trigger it with a £40m bid.
James Maddison to Manchester United - 11/2
Another Premier League transfer rumour involves Manchester United and their long process of being linked with attacking midfielder, after being heavily linked with a move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes last summer. This time they are being linked with a move for Leicester midfielder James Maddison. With Paul Pogba missing the majority of the season so far with injury, Manchester United have severely lacked creativity in midfield and have struggled to make chances and break teams down, and considering that Maddison created the most chances in the Premier League last season as well as scoring 7 goals and registering 3 assists this season, there aren’t many better options to look at than the Leicester midfielder.
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