Luis Suarez is at odds of 11/5 to leave Liverpool this summer after receiving a ten-game ban for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.
The bwin bookmakers have opened a range of specials on the former Ajax man – which you can see by clicking here – after his punishment was confirmed on Wednesday.
Suarez sunk his teeth into Ivanovic’s arm during Sunday’s 2-2 draw between the sides at Anfield but the incident was missed by the officials.
That prompted an FA charge and an independent three-man panel decreed that Suarez will miss the final four games of the current campaign and the opening six of next season.
The Uruguayan striker, who also received an eight-match ban in December 2011 for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, is said to be distraught at the severity of his latest punishment.
There are suggestions that he feels the FA have made an example of him by adopting such a hard-line stance and that his ability to receive a fair crack of the whip from Premier League referees in the future has been compromised.
Bayern Munich, Juventus and PSG are thought to be among Suarez’s suitors and the German champions could well offer an escape route if he decides to seek pastures new.
Suarez’s agent is Pere Guardiola – brother of incoming Bayern coach Pep Guardiola – and the former Barcelona boss is known to be a long-time admirer of the Liverpool striker’s abilities.
Nevertheless, Reds managing director Ian Ayre has reiterated that the club has no intention of selling Suarez and a price of 3/10 on him still being a Liverpool player on September 1st, 2013 reflects that determination.
Suarez’s latest indiscretion has also denied him the chance to land the Golden Boot, a race he was winning until Robin van Persie’s hat-trick against Aston Villa on Monday all but ensured the Dutchman will retain the award.
The 26-year-old has been left marooned on 23 goals (Van Persie now has 24) and assuming he stays at Liverpool, he will also give his top scorer rivals a sizeable head-start next season as he kicks his heels on the sidelines until October.
But considering the Reds will surely improve in 2013/14 as Brendan Rodgers continues to impose his philosophy on the team, Suarez could well have some takers at a big-looking 12/1 to become the first South American ever to claim the Golden Boot.
New bwin customers who back Suarez to finish as Premier League top scorer next term with their free £20 bet would pocket winnings of £240 if successful.
And with his colourful past taken into account – he was also banned for seven games for biting then-PSV midfielder Otman Bakkal while at Ajax – we go 15/4 that he receives another ban of five Premier League games or longer next term (and 3/20 that he doesn’t).
Whichever market you fancy a punt on, one thing is for sure: the fall-out from ‘bite-gate’ is bound to continue apace in the coming weeks.
But will it be enough to encourage Suarez to end his love affair with Liverpool?