Mahrez and Evans biggest weekend movers as Liverpool and Arsenal close

Riyad Mahrez and Jonny Evans look set for moves to Liverpool and Arsenal this month, according to football traders.

We can report the pair’s odds of a January transfer have been notably slashed, with Mahrez now odds-on at 2/5 to swap Leicester for Liverpool.

Evans was as big as 20/1 last week for an Arsenal move, but his odds have been slashed to just 6/4 following the Gunners’ embarrassing defeat to Nottingham Forest.

Elsewhere, Jonjo Shelvey is now 1/2 (from 11/10) to join West Ham United this month, while Thomas Lemar is an even-money shot to sign for Liverpool.

Alfie Mawson looks likely to leave Swansea City during this window and his odds of joining Watford have been substantially cut from 12/1 to just 13/8.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “It’s been a huge weekend as far as transfer betting goes, with several players now looking more likely than ever for big money moves.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

Five Most Notable Weekend Transfer Betting Movers

Riyad Mahrez to join Liverpool – 2/5 (was 4/1)

Jonjo Shelvey to join West Ham – 1/2 (was 11/10)

Thomas Lemar to join Liverpool – EVS (was 7/4)

Jonny Evans to join Arsenal – 6/4 (was 20/1)

Alfie Mawson to join Watford – 13/8 (was 12/1)

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication


Cian Carroll

Starting life as a football columnist for his local paper in Dundalk, Cian has written for a number of media outlets with pieces published in The Birmingham Mail and Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo. A lover of football, GAA, boxing, rugby and MMA, he’s a big Aston Villa and Dundalk fan. He can be regularly spotted on various mountain tops.