Unlike the complete non-event that was the 2013 summer transfer window, the current one fast resembles a Panini sticker swapping session in the playground between Europe’s top clubs.
Here are three signings which could well prove pivotal in betting terms for the forthcoming campaign.
Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea
Barcelona’s failure to properly accommodate their boyhood fan on his long-anticipated return is as baffling as it is brilliant for Chelsea.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho is sure to restore the ‘fab’ one to his preferred central-midfield berth where he ran the show for Arsenal over eight seasons, scoring 35 times.
Luis Suarez to Barcelona
The Uruguayan’s latest descent into the footballing doldrums proved his last in Liverpool red as the Premier League outfit finally saw fit to cash in on their disgraced striker.
The club’s reputation may have been rescued from further damage next season, but given the the loss of such an irreplaceable goal scorer, Liverpool’s odds to win the title have since ballooned out to 9/1.
Providing Suarez hits the ground running at Barca after he’s served his latest suspension then a frontline of Neymar, Suarez and Lionel Messi is bound to bring the Spanish club back fighting in the Champions League this season.
Barcelona to win the Champions League @ 5/1
Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal
Liverpool are the losers again here as Barcelona’s latest cast-off opted for the Emirates over Anfield.
Sanchez, one of the best exponents of the wide-forward position on the planet, lit up the games he played at the World Cup.
Many are already hailing the Chilean’s arrival as the missing link from last season’s title tilt, however, with competition for the Premier League fiercer than ever before, Sanchez may be the catalyst for other silverware.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.