As leading Bookmaker dramatically cuts odds on move, Is Lightning about to strike twice!
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has been repeatedly linked with a move away from Bavaria this summer, with Real Madrid his own stated preferred destination, though a clutch of Europe’s biggest clubs have been reportedly interested at one stage or another.
Liverpool, until now, have not been one of those clubs, but British bookmaker Skybet, the company who dramatically slashed their odds on Michael Owen joining Manchester United the day before the striker signed for the Old Trafford outfit, have announced a similar cut on the odds of Ribery moving to Anfield.
The bookmakers have cut the odds on a Mersey move for the Frenchman from 66/1 to 8/13 on, after receiving a flurry of bets on the move taking place.
“Every price we have put up has been taken on Ribery moving to Liverpool, which has left us stumped as in recent weeks he has been liked with every other club but the Reds!” Skybet’s Dale Tempest told sports betting website oddspreview.com.
The Source: (Goal.com)
Well we know what happened the last time Skybet slashed their odds on a surprising move, so maybe this is about to happen for a second time this month? One thing is for sure he won’t be cheap with a fee in the region of £44m needed to persuade Bayern Munich to cash in on the French international.
It would be the coup of the summer for the Anfield side given that the likes of Real Madrid, Man United and Chelsea have all pushed hard for the talented playmaker. The former Marseille man may be keen on a move to the Premier League and seems destined to leave the Bundesliga this summer.
There is no doubting how much of an impact such a signing could have on the Merseyside club’s chances of pushing for the Premier League title, and perhaps more importantly such a move would be big kick in then teeth to those other English clubs who desperately wanted his signature.
Ribery to Liverpool: Watch this space!