Jose Mourinho and Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Odds

Jose Mourinho and Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Odds

No other football manager in history has spent more money than Jose Mourinho.

Sitting on top of the pile with a total spend of €1.6bn in nearly twenty years of management, it’s fair to say that the 56-year-old is not afraid to splash the cash.

Since taking charge of Spurs, transfer stories and speculation have inevitably been circulating amongst news outlets and across social media. There has been conflicting reports around whether the ‘Special One’ will be backed in January or not, but that hasn’t affected the number of rumours that have been flying Tottenham Hotspur’s way. So, who do SkyBet fancy to enter the door in the upcoming transfer market? Find the latest prices below.

Gareth Bale – 2/1

 

Currently the shortest priced player to join Tottenham in January is Gareth Bale. It won’t come as a surprise to fans to see the Welshman hold such short odds to arrive in North London, as his discontent in Madrid is not exactly a well kept secret. Tensions between himself and Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has been well-known for a while now, and there are plenty of clubs reportedly waiting in the wings to take Bale away from Spain.

Spurs are the current favourites to do so at 2/1, which puts them way ahead of the second favourites in the market which is any Chinese Super League side at 7/1. Bale, did, of course, leave Spurs back in 2013 for a then world record transfer fee, with the Welshman getting his hands on one La Liga title and four Champions League trophies in that time. It’s fair to say that the forward has enjoyed a successful period in Spain, but it doesn’t look set to have a fairytale ending.

The saying of ‘Wales. Golf. Madrid’ has been doing the rounds on social media in recent weeks and it’s one that clearly highlights Bale’s current mindset. Perhaps the Welshman will see Mourinho as the necessary step to take Spurs to the next level and therefore be more intrigued to join their new project. At 2/1, if he is to leave Real Madrid, he is clearly favoured to join Tottenham.

Nemanja Matic – 4/1

Down the years, Mourinho has become known for his distinct relationship with specific players. We have seen the manager re-sign numerous names for different clubs, with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Michael Essien and Ricardo Carvalho all being examples of such. Another player that fits this bill is Nemanja Matic, who Mourinho signed for both Chelsea and Manchester United. The Serbian epitomises the ideal ‘Mourinho midfielder’ – robust, strong and a commanding figure in the middle of the park.

Now at 4/1, Matic is being linked with re-joining his ex-manager once more. The holding midfielder has become quite an outcast figure since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge, featuring in just three Premier League games this season. With Scott McTominay and Fred ahead of him in the pecking order, the Serb’s days at Old Trafford are looking limited.

Matic’s price of 4/1 is still one that holds value though, and on paper, it is a move that makes sense. At 31-years-of-age, he would potentially be available for a cut price and Mourinho may favour the trusted figure to help bolster his midfield options.

Wilfried Zaha – 9/1

Wilfried Zaha is a prominent name that pops up around the transfer market period, and he has been given a price of 9/1 to join Tottenham this January. The Ivorian looked destined to leave Crystal Palace last summer, with Everton being the frontrunners to sign the tricky winger. After months of speculation and negotiations though, the move never capitalised and the 27-year-old remained with the Eagles.

Such a hectic summer has seemingly affected Zaha, who has not been up to scratch on the field this season. With zero goals and just the one assist in the Premier League, the forward has failed to hit the heights that have been set in recent campaigns. Is his mind set on a January exit? PSG are the standout favourites at 3/1 to sign him, with Borussia Dortmund in second place at 8/1. Spurs have been given an outside chance at 9/1 to snap him up, with Palace’s big asking price justifying their short chance of doing such.

Nathan Ake – 16/1

One of the biggest priced players in SkyBet’s market is Nathan Ake at 16/1. The 24-year-old has accumulated a reputation in recent seasons in being one of the league’s most consistent defenders, having developed significantly since arriving at Bournemouth from Chelsea back in 2017. As a left-footed centre-halve who is comfortable on the ball, he is quite a prized asset in the transfer market, and the Cherries’ asking fee will likely reflect such a factor.

With Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth in the squad, Spurs aren’t necessarily short in defensive options, so Mourinho may opt to strengthen other areas in his team first. At 16/1, they are clearly underdogs to sign Ake, but he is the type of character that Jose looks for in his defenders.

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Tottenham January transfer odds

All of the mentioned odds are subject to change. 

Gareth Bale – 2/1

Nemanja Matic – 4/1

Wilfried Zaha – 9/1

Nathan Ake – 16/1