Betfair assesses transfer window between players in Europe
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The football market is already buzzing in this European transfer window. During the vacation period in Europe, the main teams on the planet seek to reinforce their squads for the 2022/2023 season, when the clubs will face yet another Champions League, national championships and the biggest football event, the World Cup, in November and December.

The biggest transfer between European clubs so far has taken place in the Premier League. 21-year-old Norwegian striker Erling Haaland has left Borussia Dortmund on payment of a release penalty paid by Manchester City and has signed for five seasons. In the German league and the Norwegian national team, the athlete has an average of 0.76 goals per match, having scored 155 goals in 203 matches in a professional career of just three years.

Betfair, the odds specialist, has ascertained the chances of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gabriel Jesus and Marcelo switching clubs. Check out which are the favorite clubs that the three athletes have the chance to wear the shirt for next season.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Elected the Best Player in the World five times, the Portuguese star returned to Manchester United last season after 12 years out of the Red Devils. Cristiano had a positive season despite his team’s modest participation in the Premier League, sixth place left the Red Devils out of the European Champions League in 2022/23.

On the pitch, individual performance shows that the 37-year-old has not lost his lethality: there were 24 goals in 39 matches, three assists and 18 balls in the net in the Premier League. Of the 24 goals in the season, 21 of them were decisive to break or tie Manchester United’s matches.

However, CR7 appears with a high probability of leaving United in the sequence of the year, without the chance to dispute the Champions with Manchester, some clubs show interest, and Betfair, pointed out the main destinations for Cristiano Ronaldo next season.

Sporting is the big favorite according to Betfair to receive Ronaldo from September 3, with 27%, Cristiano started his career at the Portuguese club where he spent the 2002/03 seasons and won the Portuguese Super Cup. Another destination that appears among the favorites is the PSG team, which has the stars Neymar, Messi and Mbappe, there is a 22% chance of Cristiano Ronaldo landing in Paris.

  • Sporting – 28%
  • PSG – 22%
  • Real Madrid – 13%
  • Manchester City – 10%
  • Bayern de Munique – 8%
  • Juventus – 8%
  • Inter de Milão – 7%
  • Chelsea – 4%

Gabriel Jesus

Leaving Manchester City, Brazilian Gabriel Jesus, 25, has not yet defined his future. With a contract until 2023, the striker should lose even more space in the team led by Pep Guardiola with the arrival of Erling Haaland, recently signed to play at City next season.

Gabriel Jesus had a discreet performance in 2022, with 13 goals and 13 assists in 41 games for the Citizens this season. In the Premier League, he scored eight goals and eight assists in 29 matches. With the club since 2017, Jesus won 11 titles and scored 95 goals in 236 games for the English club.

The English press puts Gabriel Jesus in the sights of Arsenal, which has advanced conversations with the striker of the Brazilian team and has Edu Gaspar, former technical coordinator of Corinthians and the Brazilian team as current technical director.

For Betfair, Arsenal is the favorite club to receive the Brazilian with a 54% chance. In the sequence, Chelsea appears with 19% and in third, appears Real Madrid, with 8%, who did not sign the striker Kilian Mbappe and has the spot in the attack open for a new star.

  • Arsenal – 53%
  • Chelsea – 17%
  • Real Madrid – 8%
  • Tottenham – 6%
  • Atlético de Madrid – 5%
  • Milan – 4%
  • Juventus – 3%
  • Aston Villa – 2%
  • Borussia Dortmund – 2%


The player with the most titles won at Real Madrid said goodbye this week after 16 years serving the merengue club. Revealed in Fluminense, where he was Rio champion in 2005 and serving Brazil since 2006, the athlete was champion of the Confederations Cup in 2013 and won two Olympic medals for Brazil.

At the Spanish club, the left-back made history by playing 372 games and winning 24 titles. For the next season, the side has already declared that he does not think about retirement and has evaluated some proposals from various markets.

Specialist in odds, Betfair has calculated that the winger has a 40% chance of playing for Real Valladolid, a club that has Ronaldo Nazário as president. There is a 28% chance that the veteran will transfer to one of the teams in the MLS, a football league in the United States. Fluminense, the team that revealed the athlete appears with 22% and Cruzeiro appears with 9%.

  • Real Valladolid – 40%
  • MLS – 28%
  • Fluminense – 23%
  • Cruzeiro – 9%

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