Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly rejected an £85 million bid from Real Madrid for Gareth Bale and want them to round it up to a nice even £100 million (in what could possibly be the most expensive bout of OCD ever recorded), as claimed by Tom Hopkinson of The Mirror.
You really have to stop and ask yourself, "Is one human being worth £100 million?" Especially a human being that is very unlikely to bring about world peace, cure any diseases or invent plates made out of bacon.
100 million British pounds sterling.
116 million Euros.
154 million U.S. dollars.
166 million Australian dollars.
55 billion Zimbabwe dollars.
No matter what currency it is in, that amount with the right accountant and a bit of thought could be used to buy other things than the rights for one man from Cardiff to play football for you for a few years.
So, should Real Madrid have a change of heart and want to spend that amount on other things, we have a few suggestions.