David De Gea’s move to Real Madrid looks as close to signed, sealed and delivered as possible, and consequently there is plenty of speculation surrounding who will replace the Spaniard between the sticks at Manchester United.
Louis van Gaal certainly has plenty of options, but there is one man in particular Paddy Power punters fancy seeing at Old Trafford next season. We dipped into Paddy Power’s book and looked at all the bets on the market, with a whopping 70 per cent of the cash on Tottenham shot-stopper Hugo Lloris. Now we don’t want to put a spanner in the works, but Hugo conceded an average of 1.03 goals from open play every 90 minutes last season, and only England’s favourite calamity keeper Rob Green had a worse record. And he had to play for QPR.
Stats like that might also explain why there have been a flurry of bets on Chelsea keeper Petr Cech with the traders slashing his odds from 4/1 to 6/5 to head to the Theatre of Dreams. He’s the second-most popular keeper in the betting book, and you can expect plenty of the prawn sandwich brigade to be donning replica headgear next season if that deal comes off.