Author: Tony MacDonald
Published: 14:55 24/06/2015
Paul Pogba transfer betting is hotting up amid rumours of the Juventus midfielder being courted by a number of European clubs, but where will the Frenchman be plying his trade next season.
Pogba, who has reportedly recieved offers from Paris Saint Germain and Barcelona this summer, is looking likely to quit Juventus, with Manchester City and Chelsea the Premier League clubs also interested in snapping him up.
At just 22, Pogba is already considered a key player for Juventus where he has won three Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia and was a runner-up in the 2014/15 Chamions League Final. So with the potential to become one of the best players in the world, it will likely take a relative transfer fee to prize him away from Turin, possibly even setting a new world record.
Let's have a look at the transfer betting for the five most likely destinations for Pogba, should Juventus receive a suitable offer.
Paul Pogba To Barcelona Transfer Betting
Barcelona would seem unlikely to alter their front three of Messi, Neymar and Suarez this summer, but the Spanish giants love to make a marquee signing and with Xavi departing Camp Nou, there is a void in the Barca midfield, suggesting that Paul Pogba could fit the bill perfectly.
Paddy Power go 5/2 that Barcelona will be Pogba's next club, though punters expecting the move to take place sooner rather than later can get 9/1 with Skybet that he's a Barcelona player after the summer transfer window.
Paul Pogba To Real Madrid Transfer Betting
A barren season followed 'La Decima' for Real Madrid and new coach Rafa Benitez will be looking to bolster his midfield to help to supply the flow of chances to Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo. The club has gone 3 seasons without success in La Liga since they won a 32nd title under Jose Mourinho in 2011/12, so Florentino Pérez will more than likely open up the coffers once more.
Some firms are as short as 3/1 that Pogba will be a Real Madrid player after the summer transfer window, but the best value lies with Ladbrokes with odds of 8/1 that he's playing his football at the Bernabeau this coming season.
Paul Pogba To Chelsea Transfer Betting
Chelsea have reportedly held talks with Paul Pogba’s agent over a transfer to Stamford Bridge and you'd imagine that the Blues would be an unstoppable force if they pull off the transfer. Jose Mourinho is the master at stifling his opponents attacking threat and with Pogba used to a similar style of play at Juventus, he could be a nice fit for Chelsea.
However despite the current transfer speculation, the bookies don't appear to be too cautious, with odds of 9/1 Chelsea being Pogba's next club and a huge 16/1 that he makes the move this summer.
Paul Pogba To Man City Transfer Betting
Manchester City looked light of a couple of star players last season as their title challenge faded with a whimper, so they'll be looking to significantly bolster the squad this summer. One thing they will have to be careful of is financial fair play, something which has lead to rumours of Yaya Toure leaving the club as either part of a swap deal for Pogba or to help finance his capture.
City are favourites in the 'Next Permanent Club' transfer betting, but if you think it will happen over the summer, 888Sport go 5/1 (treble odds for new customers).
Paul Pogba To PSG Transfer Betting
Paris Saint-Germain will also need to be careful where FFP is concerned, having not held back in recent transfer windows with huge fees paid for Edinson Cavani and David Luiz. Still, having become the first French side in history to seal a domestic quadruple last season, Paul Pogba could be seen as the final piece of the jigsaw in their quest for Champions League glory.
It remains unclear as to whether Pogba would return to his home country and accept playing at a lower standard of competition. However, PSG may be best positioned to tempt him in with a lucrative package to sweeten the deal and Betfair Sportsbook offer best odds 12/1 that Pogba is plying his trade at Parc des Princes in the new season.