Plenty of Transfers in the Soccer Betting Offseason

Soccer betting in Europe will soon be thriving once again as the leagues all return to action after their summer holidays.

In soccer betting, all the big name transfers that have taken place during the 2009 offseason may offer some new contenders in Europe. When fans begin searching for soccer betting odds next month they will likely have a much different feel to them.

Usually, the soccer betting off season is always the time of year when the most player transfers take place but this past summer has been very active by any measure. Soccer betting odds makers are accustomed to seeing top names trade kits in the summer months but this year has been a flurry of transfers that are going to have a major impact on the soccer betting.

In England there have been many soccer betting moves and no team has been so affected as the Premiership winning Manchester Untied. On top of the world after last season when they came within a whisker of winning an unprecedented four major trophies, the soccer betting off season has not been kind to the Red Devils. The odds have been tipped slightly against them as the team has lost its star winger and FIFA player of the year, Cristiano Ronaldo. Man U also saw star striker Carlos Teves shipped off the rival Man City, a possible rival for the top spot in upcoming EPL soccer betting odds standings. But don’t cry for Man U, they’ve received a ton of cash for both players and will still be very strong.

The beneficiary (at least on the field, not in the bank) of Man U’s loss is Real Madrid who paid a soccer betting record transfer fee for Ronaldo. That kind of transfer would be more than enough for most clubs in the soccer betting odds, but the Greedy Madrileños also added superstar mid-fielder Kaka, just for good measure. Real Madrid fired multiple shots heard round the soccer betting world with those signings and should be vastly improved this soccer betting season.

Archrival Barça heard those shots and is presently making some soccer betting noise of its own. Any day Barça is set to announce its acquisition of Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic the Serie A’s leading scorer a year ago for Samuel Eto’o the Primera Liga’s leading scorer from a year ago.

There are of course many other transfers between the top soccer betting clubs in Europe but these are the ones that will have major impact.