Archie Thompson is a Melbourne Victory legend, but legendary status doesn’t guarantee you to a contract extension when you’re 36.
Archie says he’ll be playing somewhere, and according to the market with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au, he’s favoured to stay at his beloved Victory ($2.25), although a deal with cross town enemies Melbourne City is seen as the next best chance at $3.75.
The Grand Final could double as a job interview if Sydney FC snatch him at $5.50.
Thompson made two appearances at Dutch club PSV Eindhoven but is next to no chance of getting another start there at $101 and even his biggest fans would baulk at taking the $251 for him to head to the EPL.
“Archie is playing for his Melbourne Victory career on Sunday but even if he doesn’t get a new deal at the club he loves, it looks like he won’t have to call the removalist,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.
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Where will Archie Thompson sign for next season?
$2.25 Melbourne Victory
$3.75 Melbourne City
$5.50 Sydney FC
$7.50 Wellington Phoenix
$12 Western Sydney Wanderers
$12 Newcastle Jets
$21 Brisbane Roar
$101 PSV Eindhoven
$251 Any English Premier League Club
$4.00 Any other club
A-League Grand Final
(prices in brackets from 10/5/15)
$2.15 Melbourne Victory (steady)
$3.50 Draw (out from $3.40)
$3.25 Sydney FC (out from $3.20)