Transfer windows and the uncertainties are most football clubs worst nightmares, especially those on the lower rungs of the financial ladder who dread the poaching ability of more illustrious clubs that always try to take the best players from these smaller clubs to improve their already star studded squads to ease them to silverware.
However, apart from the clubs who feel the impact of the transfer window directly, betting sites also feel the heat which emanate from transfer activities during each window, which is capable of inspiring bettors to stake more or doing otherwise.
January transfer window is always reputed to be relatively quiet with most big teams not comfortable to make additions to their squads or remove, with half of the season remaining. Most prefer to make their big money investment in the calm of the summer window ahead of a new season.
Without doubt, this window has been markedly different with several big clubs, especially those from England, making what could be referred to as statement signings who are expected to play important roles in the sides.
With this marked increase in transfer activity, betting sites have been the better for it as most bettors , enthusiastic about the addition of these big stars seem re-energized to stake confident that a bet on the big clubs now may be a direct guarantee of return on stakes. Information garnered in a poll study of top sites seemed to show that most bettors have doubled their stakes on bets involving active teams in the market in the hope that improvement in performance and good run of form will be the result of these additions to the squads of those teams.
A case in hand is the impending transfer of Alexis Sanchez from Emirates to Old Trafford. It is no longer news that Manchester United has beaten their bitter rivals and cross town neighbors Manchester City to the acquisition of talented Chilean. Having refused to pen an extension to his contract which runs out in the summer, Arsenal had finally made up their mind to cash in on their Super star, with United paying a token if £35 million to secure the former Barcelona star–a coup in today’s market given the caliber of player Sanchez is.
In the days following the announcement of this move betting sites around the globe have witnessed an upsurge in the number of bettors who play for a Manchester United win in games. Where in the past bettors were skeptical of supporting Jose Mourinho’s lads in games, the arrival of Sanchez seems to have led to an upsurge in confidence among fans and bettors alike who are less afraid of an unexpected loss or draw.
With the increase in interest in United games, a lot of traffic has been generated on betting sites which in turn had generated financial remunerations.
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