Since rumours reared surrounding Cristiano’s restlessness in Spain, bets have flooded in for the former-Manchester star to return to the club where he made his name.
Ronaldo doesn’t hide the fact that Manchester United has a special place in his heart. He may have started his career in Portugal but he thrust himself into the limelight in Manchester. Reports suggested last week the Portuguese forward made an irreversible decision about leaving the Spanish capital. Ronaldo has broken virtually every record during his time at Madrid, and even though he’s 32, many believe he’s got many good years ahead of him. His unrest at the club came following tax evasion claims, which he’s since rubbished.
The odds of Cristiano returning to Manchester this summer have been slashed from 12/1 to as short as 2/1 in the last 12 days. Strong rumours have United fans in a frenzy, and just like the supporters, punters have gone Ronaldo crazy. A massive 67% of stakes placed on the market since the rumours of Ronaldo’s unrest broke have been on the Portuguese striker joining United this transfer window.
However, there’s a section of football fans who aren’t willing to buy into the romance of Ronaldo returning. These punters, who are likely to be either City or Liverpool fans, are backing the Madrid man joining PSG. Just over 22% of stakes placed this month have been on him joining the French giants.
Journalist and pundits strongly believe that De Gea could be involved in the deal to bring Ronaldo back to Manchester, however bettors strongly disagree. Oddschecker have witnessed seventeen times more bets this month for Ronaldo joining United compared to De Gea leaving for Madrid.
Get Ronnie back in the Premier League! https://t.co/cOUOFZLZHD— Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) June 17, 2017
Ronaldo rumours appear to be slowing United’s progress with Morata, even though he’s still as short as 1/7 to join the Manchester team. The number of bets placed on the Morata market has dried up over the last week or so. The bookmakers have also cut the odds on the Spanish striker joining the Premier League Champions. He’s now as short as 8/1 to join Chelsea, which could be an ideal replacement for Costa.