One of the summer’s biggest transfer sagas could be coming to an end as Real Madrid forward, Gareth Bale closes in on a potential move to the Chinese Super League. But, with no deal confirmed and the transfer window in China set to slam shut on Wednesday, now could be the perfect time to predict what the future holds for one of world football’s biggest stars.
With so much uncertainty surrounding the future of Gareth Bale, bookmakers seem to disagree on the Welshman’s next destination. Therefore, we have noticed a great disparity between the odds offered from one bookmaker to the next. That is why, we at Compare Betting Sites have scoured the sites of our betting partners to bring you all the latest odds on a potential Gareth Bale transfer.
Any Chinese Club - 5/6 (Betfair, Paddy Power)
Reports of a potential £1 million-a-week move to China first surfaced about two weeks ago and the speculation only seems to be intensifying as we near their transfer deadline day on July 31. Jiangsu Suning is Bale’s most likely destination if he moves to the Chinese Super League and Bale could be joined at the club by Brazilian international, Miranda.
The club is owned by Suning Appliance Group, the sister company of Suning.com. Billionaire, Zhang Jindong is the founder of Suning.com and is also the majority shareholder at Italian giants, Inter Milan. Could Gareth Bale’s move to China simply be an elaborate way of avoiding UEFA’s FFP regulations? Don’t be too surprised if we see Bale line up in the famous blue and black strip of Inter Milan in the near future.
Bale’s potential move to China if undoubtedly motivated primarily by money, but for a whopping £1 million a week who could blame him! However, it is money that could scupper any potential move to the Far East. Chinese football regulations include a 100% tax on all foreign transfers. Therefore, any transfer fee demanded by Real Madrid will in effect have to be doubled by any Chinese club hoping to sign Bale.
Real Madrid - Evens (Unibet)
It seems almost certain that Bale's time at Real Madrid is coming to an end. Despite winning four Champions League titles in six seasons at the club, Bale has never quite won over the majority of Real Madrid supporters. There were reports that Bale could be moving back to the Premier League a couple of seasons ago but the departure of Zinedine Zidane seemed to offer Bale a second chance. However, two failed managerial appointments later and Zidane was back at the club and set about a major squad overhaul.
Bale was seen as the most high-profile casualty following the return of Zinedine Zidane. However, a season-ending injury to Marco Asensio has left the door open for Bale to remain at Madrid and win over his manager. Isco, along with new signing, Eden Hazard, and promising Brazilian duo Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo Goes, could provide enough depth for Madrid to ditch Bale even after Asensio’s injury.
Tottenham Hotspur - 12/1 (Coral, Ladbrokes)
If Bale is to return to the Premier League then his most likely destination is former club, Tottenham Hotspur. Bale still holds legendary status in North London and would be welcomed back by most Spurs fans with open arms.
Tottenham were finalists in last season’s Champions League and after finally moving into their state-of-the-art new stadium, Spurs will hope to kick on and challenge for major silverware. If they are to compete at the highest level then Spurs will need to attract world class talent to their squad and Bale certainly fits the bill.
The main stumbling block in any potential move for Bale would be the salary the Welshman would command. Bale’s wages at Real Madrid are about three times higher than those of any current Spurs player. In order for the move to happen, even if Bale was to take a pay cut Spurs would still have to break their current wage structure.
If you are backing Bale to make a fairytale return to White Hart Lane then it is important to check what odds your current bookmaker is offering. Whilst Sportingbet are offering modest odds of 5/1 on Bale to join Spurs, the odds via Coral and Ladbrokes are a massive 12/1.
Paris Saint Germain - 14/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power)
There are only a handful of European clubs that could afford the wages that Gareth Bale would command and Paris Saint Germain are certainly one of them. The French giants have made their fair share of marquee signings over the past few years, recruiting the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Edison Cavani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Angel Di Maria in recent times.
However, a first Champions League title still eludes the French outfit and with Neymar being tipped for a return to Barcelona, Bale could be a perfect replacement for the mercurial Brazilian.
Like Spurs, if you fancy Bale to move to PSG it is important to check what odds are available via your current bookie. There is a huge disparity between the 14/1 being offered by Betfair and Paddy Power and the much shorter 6/1 through Betfred.
Bayern Munich - 20/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power)
Bayern Munich are undoubtedly in the market for one, maybe two top-class wingers after the departures of stalwarts, Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery. The iconic duo have successfully adorned the flanks at Bayern Munich for more than a decade but their summer departures have left a great big hole on both wings.
Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry are currently first choice at the Allianz Arena but Bayern Munich have made it clear they are in the market for a winger or two. Manchester City wide man, Leroy Sane, remains Bayern’s number one target but with City reluctant to sell the German international, Bayern Munich could be forced to look elsewhere.
Betfair and Paddy Power are again best-priced on this possible Bale destination at 20/1, a massive contrast to the 3/1 offered by Ladbrokes or Coral.
With speculation rife about the future of the Welsh international, here ar the odds a several other potential destinations for Gareth Bale.
Other Potential Destinations
Barcelona - 20/1 (MarathonBet)
LA Galaxy - 20/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power)
Celta Vigo - 25/1 (Bet365)
Wolverhampton Wanderers 33/1 (Bet365, Betway)
Manchester United 33/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power)
Liverpool 40/1 (Betfair, Paddy Power)
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