With Radamel Falcao having left United this summer already, and speculation that Robin van Persie could also be on his way out the door – he is 5/1 to move to Fenerbahce – Manchester United look likely to dip into the transfer market for a top class striker this summer.
Our Sportsbook traders have been been forced to slash the price on a move to Manchester United from 5/1 to 2/1 in the wake of “a huge wave of bets”, revealed Football Trader for Betfair, Michael Bowers.
“Tim Sherwood might be fighting tooth and nail to keep hold of the 24-year-old striker, but it would seem Benteke’s dream to play in the Champions League will lead to his depature from Villa Park this summer,” he said.
“Benteke’s £32.5m release clause is pocket change for United, but a mammoth fee for Liverpool who have now drifted to 9/2 to sign the Villa forward despite being early favourites; punters are obviously not convinced that the Merseyside club will stump up the cash.”
Christian Benteke to sign for before September 2 2015
Man United 2/1
Atletico Madrid 10/1