Bookmaker odds predict Manchester United transfer wish list

Bookmaker odds predict Manchester United transfer wish list

How Manchester United could approach the summer transfer window based on bookie predictions

The unquestionably poor season for Manchester United has left a lot of question marks over the current squad, with all fans of the club expecting a massive summer of outgoing deadwood and incoming talent.

At Oddschanger, we spend so much time surfacing on the latest transfer news, as well as the odds for every possible rumour. Manchester United are one of several clubs to frequently feature as a destination for most of Europe’s top footballers, so we’ve collated all of the shortest prices where Man United is the favoured next club, calculating who could be on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wish list this summer.

Thomas Meunier at 5/2 on BetVictor

Recently quoted as holding a price as short as 5/2 to move to Manchester United this summer, Thomas Meunier would be the perfect man to fix Solskjaer’s issues with the right side of the pitch, playing effectively both at right-back and in right midfield.

Paulo Dybala at 11/2 on Sky Bet

Previously tied to Real Madrid and Liverpool, Paulo Dybala hasn’t always lived up to the hype in Italy for Juventus, but he’s incredible technically and constantly comes up with new ways to show his worth. His passing, shooting and link-up play is fantastic, and he’s also effective in taking free-kicks, so Man United would be lucky to get hold of him, as long as Real Madrid don’t beat them to Dybala’s signature.

Paulo Dybala Juventus

Paulo Dybala’s inconsistency has been a downfall at Juventus, but he’s seeping with potential and quality, making him a perfect transfer for any club.

Kalidou Koulibaly at 4/1 on BetVictor

After establishing himself as one of Europe’s most formidable defenders during several years at Napoli, it’s assumed that Kalidou Koulibaly will leave the club this summer, with Manchester United frontrunners, and Real Madrid also reportedly interested.

Most of the season has seen Manchester United as favourites to sign Koulibaly, with their reported interest in Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire being the only stumbling block, as they could opt for either defender as an alternative to the Senegalese international.

Mauro Icardi at 2/1 on Sky Bet

Now rumoured to be on the radar of most top clubs, Mauro Icardi has forced his way out of Inter Milan through some horrendously poor conduct. He’s always been an unlikeable figure even with such a prolific record for goalscoring in successive seasons, but things have now hit a head after falling out with manager Luciano Spalletti, who hasn’t held back in sounding his thoughts on the striker.

Mauro Icardi Inter Milan Internazionale

It’s become clear that Mauro Icardi will leave the San Siro this summer after becoming a nuisance for Inter Milan. That being said, he could be worth the gamble based on his prolific nature.

Memphis Depay at 4/1 on BetVictor

There’s been no secrecy behind Memphis Depay’s intention to leave Lyon in the summer, referencing teams like Manchester City, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Juventus as the types of clubs he’d consider moving to next. The odds currently see Memphis Depay joining either Manchester United or Manchester City, with United the favourite by the finest of margins, helped by the Red Devils having a buy-back clause on the Dutchman.

Gareth Bale at 3/1 on Sky Bet

We’ve not been able to escape hearing about Gareth Bale over recent years, and things have hit a new low after Zinedine Zidane returned to Real Madrid and sounded adamant that the Welshman wasn’t part of his future plans. The only consistency has been Gareth Bale being favourite to join Manchester United, but that could end up being a bad deal for Man United considering his current injury record.

Gareth Bale Real Madrid

Gareth Bale is another one of Europe’s top players that is set to leave his current club in the next transfer window.

Toni Kroos at 4/1 on BetVictor

The concept of Toni Kroos joining Manchester United has almost become a joke in itself based on the number of times it’s been rumoured without any reason. Real Madrid see no reason to sell the German, but with plans to have a clear-out over the summer, it could be a good time to bid for the midfielder, and it’d certainly help if Real Madrid end up moving for Paul Pogba as reports indicate.

Jordi Alba at 3/1 on BetVictor

Building a close relationship with Lionel Messi at Barcelona, it’s hard to see Jordi Alba leaving Camp Nou any time soon. Left-back could also be one of the safest positions at Manchester United with Luke Shaw showing far better form in the position this season. It hasn’t stopped bookmakers from seeing Man United as the most likely destination for the Spaniard if he chooses to leave his home country this summer though.

Jordi Alba Barcelona

There would be no reason for Jordi Alba to leave Camp Nou, but he could be interested in a new challenge at Manchester United.

Declan Rice at 3/1 on Sky Bet

Another rising star in the Premier League, both Manchester City and Manchester United are said to be interested in West Ham United player Declan Rice. He swapped the Republic of Ireland for England recently, making him even more preferable to Man United, and he now stands with the shortest odds to move to Old Trafford in the summer ahead of their local derby rivals.

David Alaba at 4/1 on BetVictor

Similarly to Jordi Alba, David Alaba would be fixing an issue that doesn’t exist at Manchester United, and one that surely comes below all other shortcomings in a currently troubled squad. The Austrian international can play in every position down the left hand side, as well as capably in midfield, but with his natural position being at left-back, it’s hard to see why Alaba is given the shortest price to move to United.

David Alaba Bayern Munich

There’s a lot to David Alaba’s game, and he’s proven in both defensive and attacking scenarios.

Jadon Sancho at 3/1 on Sky Bet

World class performances at Borussia Dortmund have made Jadon Sancho into one of the most in-demand footballers this summer. The most devastating outcome for Manchester City, who foolishly let him go, would be if the winger signed for Manchester United, which appears to be likely as he holds the shortest price to move to Old Trafford.

Douglas Costa at 3/1 on BetVictor

Often utilised on video games for his blistering pace and solid physique, Douglas Costa is a player that would certainly liven up an immensely dull Man United side. Past experiences saw him light up Brazil, Ukraine, Germany, and now Italy, so we can’t see any other outcome than him being an asset for the Premier League.

Douglas Costa Juventus

Douglas Costa is proven in the Italian Serie A and the German Bundesliga, so a natural next step would be an attempt at the Premier League.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka at 5/6 on Sky Bet

Rising through the ranks as one of the Premier Leagues most exciting newcomers, a lot of the top tier’s best clubs will be anxiously waiting on how Aaron Wan-Bissaka decides he will play out his future, as all of England’s biggest clubs want his signature. Previous links saw Wan-Bissaka tied to Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City before Manchester United took pole position.

Philippe Coutinho at 5/2 on BetVictor

An unforeseen football transfer rumour that continues to reappear is one that puts former Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho in contention to join league rivals Manchester United. It would be fair to say that Liverpool fans would be left frustrated and disappointed by the Brazilian if he ended up at Old Trafford, leaving them with hope that if he does leave Barcelona, he might opt to go to France instead, as newspapers are indicating a two-way fight for Coutinho between Paris Saint Germain and Man United.

Philippe Coutinho Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho would be breaking the hearts of Liverpool fans in joining Manchester United.

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