While some Germans hate him and wanted him to be grilled, the invertebrate seer is being negotiated by the Madrid Zoo to be transferred to its custody from Germany after predicting that the Spanish team will capture the World Cup 2010 for the first time in history.
Paul the Octopus predicted correctly all winners of matches presented to him during the World Cup 2010 including the sad defeat of his country Germany at the hands of the Spaniards.
The offer for Paul the Octopus to be transferred to Spain came after the flood requests from Spanish fans themselves. Presently Paul is at the Sea Life Aquarium at Oberhausen, Germany. No amount was yet offered or discussed for the planned purchase and transfer of the invertebrate seer and its owner declines to comment yet on the issue.
An official statement from the Madrid Zoo says,
“We hope that within the next few days we will be able to confirm news that the admirable Paul will be part of the club of the most loved and charismatic animals of the Madrid Zoo.”
Another businessman also offered $40,000 to buy Paul but the owner declined.
There are also people in advertising that says Paul the Octopus may earn millions of dollars from making endorsements between two competing brands.
Lady Gaga may soon find herself jobless.