Some things are guaranteed on Transfer Deadline Day – a Jim White cliché, a signing announced the following morning, and Sunderland swooping for an Everton player.
We have priced up various TDD specials to help punters get through what could be an otherwise slow-moving day.
They include a market on which players will sign for a Chinese club on TDD – with Ashley Young the 6/1 favourite, ahead of Diego Costa, Robbie Keane and Frank Lampard (all 8/1), and Wayne Rooney (16/1).
Other specials include Harry Redknapp to be interviewed live on Sky Sports (5/2), a player to fail a medical on TDD (3/1), a Premier League club to spend more than £30million on a teenager (10/1), and Saido Berahino to tweet about Jeremy Peace (33/1),
The mischievous bookie has also poked fun at self-anointed TDD star man, Sky Sports anchor Jim White, with a market on which cliché he’ll come out with first – “The clock is ticking” favourite at 11/8.
Spokesperson Paddy Power said: “Transfer Deadline Day can feel a bit like you’re sat at an airport waiting for a delayed flight – you seem the same faces roll by constantly until, eventually, the time comes for you to escape this torture.
“And yet we call can’t resist the ‘magic’ of the day. A lot of that is the marvel that is Jim White, who could inject excitement into the posting of a letter.”
DEADLINE DAY SPECIALS
5/2 Harry Redknapp to be interviewed live on Sky on TDD
3/1 A player to fail a medical at an EPL club on TDD
10/1 Any EPL club to spend £30million+ on a teenager on TDD
12/1 All EPL clubs to make a signing on TDD (including loans)
66/1 Any EPL manager to be sacked on TDD
66/1 World transfer record broken
TO SIGN FOR A CHINESE CLUB TODAY
6/1 Ashley Young
8/1 Diego Costa
8/1 Robbie Keane
8/1 Frank Lampard
10/1 Christian Benteke
16/1 Wayne Rooney
100/1 Any EPL referee
FIRST CLICHÉ SAID BY JIM WHITE ON SKY SPORTS NEWS
11/8 The clock is ticking
21/10 Thanks Natalie
5/1 A Sky Sports exclusive
6/1 This just in
8/1 Sky sources have informed me
14/1 Hold on to your hats
14/1 We can now reveal