London, ENGLAND: When the news first broke a fortnight ago that Manchester United had entered the race to sign Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez, gamblers were quick to place their bets on the transfer understandably because it was believed he was going to join the blue side of Manchester.
The perception was based on the fact that the Chilean had worked with the Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola at Barcelona FC and that could possibly see him pick the Citizens over the Red Devils especially that the Spaniard tactician had shown interest in reuniting with the former Udinese FC man.
With the expectations growing high many gamblers rushed hoping to cash on the transfer by placing their bets on their most trusted betting sites like Betin Kenya which is perhaps Kenya’s largest betting operator in terms of game offerings.
The company’s Betin Promo Code is definitely one of the key features that attract thousands of clients, not forgetting the introduction of a special offer where gamblers are eligible to receive free sh.10 every day after depositing exactly sh.99 that day.
However, many gamblers were left in shock after they could not cash in Alexis Sanchez joining Manchester United deal last week after Ladbrokes suspended betting on the transfer citing Manchester City’s decision to withdraw their interest in the race to sign the winger.
The Citizens who saw their £60 million bid to land Sanchez fall through on the final day of the transfer window last summer, put to bed their interest in the Chilean with manager Pep Guardiola stating they could not match Arsenal’s £35m asking price for a player who will be free to join any club of his choice once his contract expires in the summer.
The move intrigued betting firms in UK and across the globe to suspend gambling on the player joining Manchester United, since the Red Devils were the only serious contenders remaining in the race despite Chelsea and Liverpool being rumored to have shown some interest.
The Ladbrokes got it right on Monday when the transfer was finally confirmed by the two clubs in a player swap deal that saw Sanchez join Manchester United while Henrikh Mkhitaryan switched allegiance to Arsenal.
Mkhitaryan penned a three-and-half-year contract at Arsenal while Sanchez signed a four-and-half-year deal with a weekly wage of £350,000 making him the best-paid player in the English Premier League.
The signing of Sanchez has been welcomed by Manchester United legends led by new Wales’ manager Ryan Giggs who won 13 Premier League titles during his time at Old Trafford.