£40m is a lot of money, even by Tottenham Hotspur’s standards, but it won’t be enough to tempt Harry Redknapp into letting his prize asset leave.
Inter Milan’s reported interest in Gareth Bale certainly created a stir throughout the media last night, but punters would be better off ignoring the hype and taking the holiday-funding 10/11 for Gareth Bale to be a Spurs player next season.
New customers to Ladbrokes.com can sign up here for a free bet worth £25, and a £25 stake on Bale staying at Spurs would return £47.73.
Rio Ferdinand became the most expensive British player in history when Manchester United paid Leeds United £28m for the defender in 2002, and the reported £40m that Inter are willing to pay for Bale would smash that record.
Bale is 9/2 to start next season at Inter Milan, but the interest from the Italian club has ignited the rumours and Real Madrid, Man Utd, Manchester City and Barcelona have all been priced up as potential clubs for Bale.
At 5/1, Real Madrid are the third favourites to land Bale’s signature before the start of next season while the two Manchester clubs are both 6/1.
Barcelona are the outsiders at 14/1 and with their wealth of attacking talent, it’s difficult to see Pep Guardiola finding a spot for Bale in his side.
Bale is undoubtedly one of the hottest prospects in football and should Spurs decide to sell him then there will be a number of clubs clamouring for his signature.
But Spurs are on course for a place in the Champions League semi-final, fifth in the Premier League and facing Fulham in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday – a game they are 5/4 to win – it’s difficult to see Bale wanting to leave the club.
The 10/11 for Bale to stay at Spurs seems too good to be true. New customers can sign up here for a free bet worth £25.