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Bale Spurs specials available and 13/8 offering stands out

| 22.05.2013

The speculation suggests that Gareth Bale will stay at Tottenham for at least one more season and therefore the 13/8 on offer that Tottenham win a trophy in the next campaign is a fair price.

If the rumours are correct, Bale will pick up £130,000 a week and have a £50m minimum fee release clause written into his contract, which will be activated at the end of next season.

This has resulted in Bale being cut to 8/11 to win his first major trophy with Spurs, but punters fancying this may as well take the 13/8 available this silverware is won this season.

The reason being that if Tottenham struggle to another trophy-less season, Bale will almost certainly be gone, especially if the club again fails to secure Champions League football.

Therefore, which club Bale will sign for next could be an appetising market, with the attraction of some of Europe’s biggest clubs potentially enough to tempt Bale even if Spurs do enjoy greater success in the next campaign.

Real Madrid head the betting to be Bale’s next club at 6/4 and whether they make a serious effort to sign him could largely hinge on the future of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The final Match of the Day of the season hinted at Bale being tailor-made for Manchester United and they come next at 3/1, with Bayern Munich at 7/1.

Barcelona are perhaps the most interesting in this market at 7/1, even though his pace and directness do not arguably fit in with the club’s passing style and are a better fit with their Spanish rivals.

Alternatively, it is 4/1 that Bale decides to stick with Tottenham until retirement.

Finally, Thierry Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo have both previously scooped the PFA Player of the Year accolade in consecutive seasons and another special relates to Bale adding his name to this list, which can be backed at 5/2.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publication



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.