There haven’t been too many major movements in the January transfer window but one that has caught the attention of football fans across the world is Kevin Prince Boateng’s move to Barcelona. It completely defied the odds considering how the midfielder took a dip in his career several years back, but it’s been enough to see a lot of money being placed on transfers that would have been ruled out as nonsensical not so long ago. The opportunity to get behind football betting tips that focus on player transfers is something that a lot of punters indulge in, but it’s unlikely that many were able to anticipate this one.
Best known for being a rising star at Portsmouth before showing some solid form in a steadily faltering AC Milan side, Kevin Prince Boateng began to see an early depletion to his football career, spending two uneventful seasons at Schalke, moving back to AC Milan as a far different player, and going through further stints with Las Palmas, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Sassuolo. For those who are creating football betting tips regarding transfer predictions, it’s vastly unlikely that Boateng to Barcelona would be included, but he’s officially joined on-loan, proving that anything’s possible in this January transfer window.
Further transfer shocks on the cards
Another rumour that has left a lot of football fans in hysterics is West Ham United striker Andy Carroll to Tottenham Hotspur, where he’d be adding further depth up-front while Harry Kane is out injured until at least March. Carroll has only made a total of ten appearances in all competitions for The Hammers this season, scoring once, so the concept of him joining seems extremely unlikely, but it hasn’t stopped some punters from choosing to bet on a deal coming into fruition, with most bookmakers offering odds as low as around 6/1.
The only other striker option for Tottenham Hotspur is Fernando Llorente, who only has one goal and one assist in fourteen appearances for Spurs this season, not helped by a lot of football fans ruling him out as being ‘past his best’ at thirty-three years of age. Reports are already indicating that Tottenham wouldn’t consider a move for Carroll – coming as no shock – but there are still people who are basing their football betting tips on there being a turnaround, as Andy Carroll could work alongside Llorente, offering more depth up-front, and paving over the temporary absence of both Harry Kane and Heung Min Son, who arguably could have stepped in for Kane if it weren’t for him having to play for South Korea in The Asian Cup until February.