The only thing standing between Wolverhampton Wanderers and certain relegation this season is Helder Costa. But it looks unlikely he’ll stay at Molineux for long – and right now it’s Arsenal who are 2/1 favourites for the Portuguese winger’s signature.
Having netted 10 goals and chalked up nine assists for the Black Country strugglers this term, the 23-year-old is a man in huge demand, and the second-tier side are believed to want at least £20m if they’re to let him go.
However, that’s unlikely to deter the Gunners. And with Alex Iwobi having had a disappointing campaign and fellow forward Lucas Perez struggling to make his mark, Costa could be exactly the tonic that Wenger – or his successor – needs.
Chelsea are next up at 3/1, with Antonio Conte looking to further revamp the Stamford Bridge squad, while a return to former club Monaco is priced up at 9/2.
Manchester pair United (6/1) and City (8/1) are also outsiders to pip the London favourites, and those odds could shrink if either of them pip the Gunners to a top-four spot.
A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “He may be set to Costa lot for any potential buyer, but Arsenal look favourites to stump up the cash and secure the Portuguese ace’s signature.”
Next up for Arsenal is a trip to the Hawthorns on Saturday, with 7/10 for the visitors to enjoy victory against Tony Pulis’ men.
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
Helder Costa – Next Club
Arsenal – 2/1
Chelsea – 3/1
Monaco – 9/2
Man United – 6/1
Man City – 8/1
Tottenham – 10/1
Liverpool – 10/1
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing