The return of football betting was hugely welcome for many punters and over the last few weeks, there has been a significant upswing in interest as the Bundesliga, Premier League, Serie A and La Liga in particular all got back into action.

Now of course, we know that football fans like their accumulator bets, and other popular betting markets include who will win a game, who will score a goal first in the game, or even how many goals will be scored in a match. However, sometimes in the world of football, things happen where you would love to find an available betting market for just such an instance.

In this article, we are going to take a look at some of the betting markets we’d love to see being made available over the next few months at bet365.

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For now, we are going to focus on some of the more unusual, perhaps controversial but ultimately tongue-in-cheek football bets we would like to see over the remainder of this season and going forwards into next, whenever that may be.

Which club will Neymar be linked with this season?

No sooner has the season started to close and once again the Neymar rumours start to Bill Perkins alledges cheating scandal panicbuild up once again. Last season, it seemed that barely 12 months after his world record transfer from Barcelona to Paris St Germain, the Brazilian winger was seemingly keen to hot-foot it back to Catalnonia to return to the Spanish side.

The only problem was that they had already signed Antoine Griezmann and quite simply, couldn’t afford Neymar’s return, no matter how much the Brazilian batted his eyelashes at Barcelona.

So this summer, we are already on the merry-go-round once again with rumours that Barcelona are ready to offer cash plus Antoine Griezmann to Paris St Germain in order to land the Brazilian star once again. These rumours will be repeated at almost daily intervals until the Brazilian gets his wish, or spits his dummy out of his pushchair instead.

With Neymar’s strange predilection for being injured every season around the time of a family birthday and carnival back in Rio de Janeiro (which is pure coincidence of course) and the fact that he has been linked with more clubs than an indecisive golfer, the “Where will Neymar move next” market has great long-term potential I feel.

What Telephone Number will Lionel Messi’s Inevitable Contract at Barcelona look like?

You can always tell when it is time for Lionel Messi’s agent to begin new contract talks with Erick Lindgren LoanBarcelona. It starts with a rumour that the Argentinean legend is unhappy with life at the Nou Camp due to something in general.

It may be how he is being treated in the press and rumours about how he is in charge of hiring managers or signing players rather than the manager. It may be the tax situation that saw him have to pay back a huge wodge of cash to the Spanish tax authorities, or it could just be that he’s feeling a bit sad that Barcelona won’t win La Liga, the Champions League, or both, this season.

What then usually follows is a somewhat brief period of frenzy in the press, where Messi is linked with every half decent club in Europe. This usually consists of Juventus, Bayern Munich, Paris St Germain, Manchester United or Manchester City or Chelsea. The press gets very excited at the thought of Messi playing his trade outside of Catalonia and dream scenarios are proposed.

Then this is all quashed when Barcelona’s board realise losing the best player ever is not a wise move, so offer him a contract that looks like somebody’s social security number, per year, in order to get him to stay for another few years and usually with a release clause that sets his buy out amount at something like £600 billion. Or what the PSG owners would call “spare change”.

How long the Manchester United resurgence will last?

After being somewhat ordinary for the past 5 or 6 seasons or more, Manchester United’s signing of Bruno Fernandes and the emergence of some young players have seen their fortunes improve markedly of late. Unbeaten now in 16 games in all competitions, SKY TV and the Press in the UK are absolutely thrilled that their team could well be set to challenge Liverpool and Manchester City once again.

However, we have seen this previously under Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho most obviously. Both these managers were supposed to lead United into a glorious new era post-Sir Alex Ferguson. Both landed trophies, but not of the quality or number to satisfy the board.

This United team have not yet won anything but could land the FA Cup and Europa League this season. If they do, then you can expect there to be fulsome love-in in the press about how they will challenge for everything next season. Not just the Premier league, but the Champions League, the FA Cup and the Boat Race, Open Championship and the F1 Driver’s Championship for good measure.

Then they’ll go down to an away defeat to newly promoted West Brom and then pick up 5 points from their next 7 games before Solskjaer is sacked to make way for the next anointed one.

What football bets would you like to see over and above the usual bets you can find at bet365?