Finalist who earns thousands gambling gives transfer deadline predictions
‘Bale and Neymar are just paper talk’
A finalist who has raked in over £20,000 on sports bets has given his top tips for the chaos for the evening chaos of transfer deadline day.
Since starting uni, Charlton Bird has gambled around £60,000 and made a huge £20,500 profit.
The Business Management student at Manchester Met who went all in on his loan has given his predictions on who will sign and who will stay.
Berahino to Tottenham
Charlton told The Tab: “Berahino is the signing which is most likely if Tottenham dive a bit deeper in their pockets. It would be a class signing for Spurs as it would take pressure off Kane as he’s having a bit of a goal drought – and Tottenham are yet to win a game.”
He added: “Spurs will push to the wire for the West Brom striker though.”
“If Arsenal bought a class striker like Benzema they would of bought the league in my eyes.
“But Benzema isn’t going anywhere as Madrid haven’t got a proper replacement and they would need one to be big time players. In this year’s Champion League they are already two points down after drawing with Sporting Gijon.
“If Arsenal don’t get a striker they had a really disappointing transfer window the fans won’t be happy.”
Bale and Neymar
“They won’t happen, that’s just paper talk.”
Cavani to Chelsea
“Cavani would be a great signing for a team like Chelsea but PSG don’t have a proper replacement. But maybe expect a last move from Chelsea.”
De Gea to Real Madrid
“This deal over De Gea could have make Madrid and United have a bad relationship over the next few years so could stop other signings.”
Marquinhos to Chelsea
“Chelsea have already had a few bids for the defender, and I would think they’ll bid again. It could be the most interesting.”
De Guzman to Bournemouth
“This isn’t happening.”
Charlie Austin to Crystal Palace
“It’s close. I think they will just reject another bid to be honest and keep him for another season as he’s a big asset.”
Griezmann to Manchester United
“United won’t panic buy a striker, they’ve already got that kid from Monaco. I think both United and City have finished buying.”
Pato to Arsenal
“Arsenal are never this quiet. You would expect them to bid for someone so maybe they have finished but more likely they are in talks.”
Charlton added: “Arsenal have had the most disappointing transfer window failing so far to grab a decent striker.
“Aston villa have had one of the best in my eyes of a transfer window even though losing start player Benteke. They have got key defender signings like Lescott and Richards.
“The stupid signing of the summer is Delph I don’t know why City have signed him so he can warm there bench.
Back in January, Charlton explained his motivation for taking on the bookies.
He told The Tab: “I was just sick of eating Sainsbury’s basic in first year.
“After rent it was all I could afford. So I started with £1000 of my student loan and here I am today.
“I’m betting thousands. It’s all based on stats so I do accumulators.
“I need to know stuff about every single player: injuries, statistics, manager changes, everything.”
The deals which have gone through today so far
16:05 – Michail Antonio [Nottingham Forest – West Ham] Undisclosed
16:04 – Obbi Oulare [Club Brugge – Watford] Undisclosed
15:49 – Joleon Lescott [West Brom – Aston Villa] £2m
14:32 – Virgil van Dijk [Celtic – Southampton] £11.5m
13:45 – Glenn Murray [Crystal Palace – Bournemouth] £4m
11:36 – Nikica Jelavic [Hull – West Ham] £3m
11:35 – Papy Djilobodji [Nantes – Chelsea] £4m
11:07 – Victor Moses [Chelsea – West Ham] Loan
09:43 – Robbie Muirhead [Dundee United – Partick Thistle] Loan
09:23 – Ramiro Funes Mori [River Plate – Everton] £9.5m
07:26 – Alex Song [Barcelona – West Ham] Loan