Agbonlahor transfer betting update: Derby shock favourites ahead of West Brom and Bournemouth

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Aston Villa’s Gabby Agbonlahor has been heavily linked with West Bromwich Albion, but Derby County and Bournemouth are potential destinations.

Aston Villa forward Gabby Agbonlahor could be on the move this month, with renowned bookmakers Sky Bet providing odds on his potential destination.

The pacey forward has fallen out of favour under new Villa boss Remi Garde, his last Premier League start coming in early November before the Frenchman took over first-team duties at Villa Park.

According to a recent report in The Sun, West Bromwich Albion are looking to take advantage of his situation as manager Tony Pulis eyes the 29-year-old in a cut-price deal.

Agbonlahor, a Villa academy product, has so many ties to the Villa Park club that a move to the Baggies surely could not happen – or could it? His situation suggests anything is possible at present.

West Brom are currently in the running to sign him via Sky Bet, with odds of 5/1, yet they are not the bookmakers’ favourites as in a surprise turn of events that tag goes to Derby County.

The Rams have already been busy in the transfer market this month, bringing in attacking winger Abdoul Camara from French side Angers as well as Nick Blackman from Championship side Reading.

The duo, coupled with Tom Ince, Johnny Russell, Darren Bent, Chris Martin and ex-Villa man Andi Weimann, give Derby boss Paul Clement an abundance of attacking options.

The Championship promotion contenders do not need another attacker, yet they are the surprise favourites to land Agbonlahor with odds of 4/1 suggesting that somebody out there is laying their money on it.

The other Premier League side to be included Sky Bet’s top three is Bournemouth with odds of 6/1. The Cherries have been active in their attempts to sign attacking players this month.

Benik Afobe has joined the South Coast club from Wolves, yet they are still short of real pace in wide areas and Agbonlahor could be an interesting proposition for Eddie Howe’s side.

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