THE WORLD transfer football record looks set to be smashed in 2016 according to Ladbrokes.
The bookies report a large scale gamble on any club splashing out more than the £85m Real Madrid paid for Gareth Bale in 2013, as the odds of a new record being set plummet to just 5/1 from 33/1 within hours on New Year's Day.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: "Rumours of City tabling a colossal bid for Messi at some point this year have sent the odds of the transfer record being broken into freefall."
Ladbrokes latest betting
World transfer record broken in 2016 5/1 (from 33/1),and you can use the Ladbrokes promo code 2016 F50 to get a free bet bonus offer of up to £50 currently.
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