Hogan to West Ham? Zaha to Tottenham? We price up 5 likely deals
There’s not long to go between now and the close of the January transfer window – but there’s still plenty of deals expected to go ahead.
Our traders have priced up a number of potential moves. And if you’re a West Ham or a Tottenham Hotspur fan, you could just be in luck…
Scott Hogan to sign for West Ham – 1/6
Having already strengthened his squad with the arrivals of Jose Fonte and Robert Snodgrass, Hammers boss Slaven Bilic looks set to add a fresh and prolific pair of legs to his attacking line.
West Ham have long been admirers of the Brentford striker, although the two clubs have previously struggled to agree on a reasonable fee. That doesn’t look to be the case now though, as the odds suggest a deal will be completed in the next few days.
Gaston Ramirez to join Leicester – 1/3
Though he’s hardly the kind of name you’d expect to be linked with the reigning Premier League champions, there’s no doubting Ramirez’s ability.
Despite boasting the likes of Jamie Vardy, Ahmed Musa, Leonardo Ulloa, Shinji Okazaki and Islam Slimani, Leicester have made signing the Middlesbrough forward one of their main priorities this month.
Does this mean one of the aforementioned names will be on the way out?
Asmir Begovic to join Bournemouth – 1/2
Eddie Howe would certainly be making a statement were he to bring the Chelsea goalkeeper to the Vitality Stadium.
The former Stoke shotstopper is yet to play a single minute of Premier League football under Antonio Conte. But you have to give credit to a player who’d be willing to sign for a smaller club – despite being part of a potential title-winning team – just for game-time.
The only thing which could stop this deal from happening is if the Blues don’t find a suitable replacement. But having been linked with a handful of goalkeepers themselves, it looks as though Cherries fans can expect to see Begovic in a Bournemouth shirt come February.
Mahmoud Dahoud to join Liverpool – 4/6
There’s an air of uncertainty around Anfield at the minute, as Liverpool have slid down the table and turned from genuine title contenders to top four hopefuls in the matter of weeks.
And while many will feel Jurgen Klopp should be looking to strengthen his defensive unit for the second-half of the season, the German boss instead looks likely to add another midfielder to his ranks in the form of Borussia Monchengladbach ace Dahoud.
It’s likely he’ll be one for the future – but the fact that he’s odds-on to join the Merseyside outfit this month suggests Liverpool supporters will have at least one reason to feel excited.
Wilfried Zaha to join Tottenham Hotspur – 2/1
Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly been an admirer of the Crystal Palace winger for some time now.
And with very little in the way of options out wide at White Hart Lane right now, the Ivory Coast international would certainly bring something different to the north London outfit.
He may be the most unlikely name of this group to find himself signing for another club this month, but were this deal to go ahead we’d struggle to see a bigger move.
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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing