Transfer Betting: Newcastle to sign striker before Spurs and Arsenal

Loic Remy wonders how he came to make it onto the pitch during a Chelsea match
Loic Remy wonders how he came to make it onto the pitch during a Chelsea match

The odds say that Loic Remy to Newcastle is more likely than Saido Berahino to Tottenham or Alvaro Morata to Arsenal...

"Remy hasn’t started a game for Chelsea since September and is about to fall further out of favour when Alexandre Pato signs. He was a hit at Newcastle in 2013/14, scoring 14 times in 24 top-flight starts, and odds of 8/11 point to him receiving another chance to be a St James’ Park hero."

With the Betfair Sportsbook offering punters the opportunity to bet on where countless players will be at the end of the transfer window, we look at the latest prices available on January 27's tabloid protagonists...


Loic Remy to Newcastle @ 8/11

Newcastle have already spent £17 million this month on Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet, a figure expected to climb to £29 million if they agree terms with Andros Townsend, to top up the sum of around £50 million that they invested in pre-season, but the incomings aren't anticipated to stop there.

A Remy reunion, potentially on loan, is being considered in response to strikers Aleksandar Mitrovic and Papiss Cisse netting a combined six goals in 32 Premier League appearances.

The Frenchman hasn't started a game for Chelsea since September and is about to fall further out of favour when Alexandre Pato signs. He was a hit on Tyneside in 2013/14, scoring 14 times in 24 top-flight starts, and odds of 8/11 point to him receiving another chance to be a St James' Park hero.


Saido Berahino to Tottenham @ 11/4

Spurs failed to secure Berahino in the summer primarily because they riled West Brom by bidding late in the window and below the asking price, yet the Daily Mirror report that they will again submit an offer in the final days of business and at £18 million, which will be a reduction on their last effort.

Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace and the most controversial tweeter on his staff may be spared a fresh flurry of fury though because the betting market doesn't support the Mirror's claims, instead rating both Newcastle and Chelsea as more probable destinations for the 22-year-old at 7/4.


Alvaro Morata to Arsenal @ 12/1

Berahino to Tottenham isn't the rumour receiving the least respect from the odds compilers. That "accolade" belongs to the Express' assertion that Arsenal are contemplating paying £61 million to meet the release clause of Morata, a star of Juventus' run to last term's Champions League final.

The Express do a solid job of explaining why the Old Lady might not miss him, referencing his record of one goal in 19 Serie A outings in 2015/16, but don't detail why the Gunners want to hand over so much money for someone so out of form when their line-leader Olivier Giroud boasts 12 in 23.

The answer, judging by odds of 12/1 on the move taking place, is that they don't.

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