Bookmakers are shakers and movers in the football world in today’s day and age, and they sometimes know more than the pundits know. If that’s the case here, then they have put two and two together from way out in left field.
The bookmakers at Sky Bet have now have want away Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart linked with a move to Aston Villa! In fact, Villa are only behind one side (West Ham) in their odds! This is an incredible revelation to say the least.
The odds – West Ham 6/4, Aston Villa 7/4, Newcastle 4/1, Manchester Utd 18/1, Liverpool 20/1, Crystal Palace 25/1, Everton 33/1, AC Milan 33/1, Chelsea 33/1, Brighton 33/1, Benfica 33/1, Watford 33/1, To Stay at Manchester City (Does not include returning on loan following a permanent deal elsewhere) 11/2
Hart making a move to Serie A was a surprise, but it would be an absolute shock to see him move to a Championship side. Villa aren’t afraid to splash the cash, as evidenced by the John Terry move, but it’s just probably not going to happen.
Of course Villa should and could be interested, but that just isn’t everything. The player will likely want to stay in the top flight somewhere, and that is surely going to rule the day.