15/06/14 – Update on Luke Shaw next club betting. The only place you can get a bet on Luke Shaw’s next club is with the Betfair Betting Exchange.
The current odds on Betfair are 1.08 (roughly 1/12) and there is not much money being traded on this market. If you did want a bet on this, you can open a Betfair account here and get a £50.00 free bet (this Betfair link is for the Sportsbook, but you use the exchange through the same login, and doing it this way you get the £50.00 free bet).
Following on from his impressive debut for England on Wednesday night, speculation is again rife about where Luke Shaw will be playing his football next season.
Although his performance didn’t demand a place in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad (this is not a criticism), I thought that Shaw was excellent when he came on for Ashley Cole at half time. He is still only a kid though, and as expectations go, he is far exceeding them this season.
Obviously Shaw is destined for big things in his career, and as a result of this, his name is linked with all of the top clubs in England and Europe.
Manchester United are currently the favourites in the ‘LUKE SHAW – CLUB AFTER SUMMER TRANSFER WINDOW’ betting odds. Betvictor are the best price at Even money, while Skybet go as short as 4/6 on Shaw joining United this summer.
Betvictor (£25.00 Free Bet available) also have Chelsea as second favourites at 2/1, Liverpool 10/1, Man City 12/1, and Arsenal and Barcelona both at 25/1.
I can’t see Arsenal being in this race, as they obviously have Keiran Gibbs, Man City’s squad is full, and I’m not convinced Liverpool’s transfer budget would stretch to the sort of money Shaw’s transfer will no doubt cost.
Don’t get me wrong, Liverpool could afford Shaw, but they don’t have a bottomless pit of money and would probably prioritise transfer funds to somewhere more pressing than the left back position.
With Chelsea leaving Ashley Cole out and playing a right back at left back instead (and presumably gently hinting to Cole where the exit door is), it is fair to assume they will be in the market for a left back this summer. This is why I’m surprised to see United favourites ahead of Chelsea.
Manchester United still have Patrice Evra, and although it is reported by (so called) observers that his best days are behind him, I’m not so sure he is that bad just yet – as is also the case with Cole.
Obviously both Manchester United and Chelsea have more pressing concerns than the left back position. I’d imagine Chelsea will be more interested in securing a top class centre forward, while Manchester United’s team needs major surgery.
Maybe it is the required major surgery that makes a United move for Luke Shaw more likely, but as it stands Jose Mourinho isn’t even using any of the left-backs at Chelsea.
It’s probably a toss up between the two where Shaw ends up, but for a bit of value, why not Barcelona at 25/1 with Betvictor? Their scouting network will be aware of him, and Barcelona are always on the lookout for footballing defenders.