Bookies Odd: United in pole position to sign £52million rated Real Madrid hotshot!!

Sankha Ghosh / 26 August 2016

According to the bookies, Man United are in pole position of signing Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, as Paddy Power are offering notably short odds of 7/4 on French superstar completing a transfer to Old Trafford.

The 28-year-old hitman, who was not a part of his country’s final-reaching Euro 2016 squad, boasts 161 goals in 318 appearances for Los Blancos.

Apart from United, their arch rivals Arsenal also chased the French striker over the past few transfer windows but failed to sign him.

Karim Benzema have missed two opening La Liga matches for Real Madrid and last time he played for the Los Blancos was 3-2 win in the European Super Cup over Sevilla.

However, Real Madrid’s iconic superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to be used as a centre-forward this season, throwing Karim Benzema out of the starting XI of Los Blancos.

Despite this, former Lyon star now faces competition from Alvaro Morata, who has returned to his parent club after winning consecutive Serie A titles with Juventus.

Paddy Power are offering notably short odds on the 6 foot 2 striker completing a transfer to the Premier League.

Alongside with the Red devils, Arsenal’s chances of signing Benzema are at 3/1 – in other words, 25% – but put Man United as the firm front-runners with odds of 7/4.

That is despite Jose Mourinho has already signed superstar striker in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who scored on his Premier League debut against Bournemouth last Sunday.