With 13 goals in all competitions and leading the charge for Bradford City in League One, it’s not a surprise to see clubs higher up in the Championship looking at striker Charlie Wyke, who at the age of 25 is about to come into his prime years as a goalscorer. What Are The Odds looks at the Charlie Wyke next club odds market, reacting on the latest rumours linking him with a return to his hometown club.
Middlesbrough born and bred, Wyke a product of the Boro academy eventually fell away from the club after a series of loan spells before eventually joining Carlisle United on a permanent transfer. He was then sold on to Bradford City in the 2017 January transfer window - now it could come full circle with Middlesbrough joint-favourites to re-sign Wyke in the last few days of the window. Bookmaker BetVictor backs the move with odds of 4/1 (5.00), but it’s still considered to be a little way off with those kind of odds and Tony Pulis’ side appear to face competition for the striker’s signature.
Leeds United are the other favourites, also with odds of 4/1 (5.00) - while the club have no affiliation like Middlesbrough do, that could be to their benefit with a fresh start and a chance to make a name for himself in the famous white at Elland Road. However, if his hometown club are to make advances it would be hard to see him turning down the chance to return and help the club back to the Premier League.
Other possible outsiders for Wyke’s signature are Sunderland at 6/1 (7.00) and Norwich City at 8/1 (9.00). The Black Cats are fierce rivals of Boro and it would really one for the books for the Bantams man to switch allegiances to a natural rival, and additionally a club seemingly going in a very negative direction on and off the pitch.
Norwich on the other hand are well off the play-off pace, but have money to spend after pocketing £12m for Alex Pritchard - Wyke could easily fit in and win over the Carrow Road faithful, but 8/1 odds suggests they are a club making up the numbers in this market.
Nottingham Forest have improved under Aitor Karanka despite their disappointing FA Cup exit to Hull, and could be a tempting option for the pure history and name of the club. However, they are way back at 12/1 (13.0) and look unlikely at this current time.
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