Juande Ramos has been what we like to call a “casual observer” during Tottenham and Manchester United’s transfer saga involving striker Dimitar Berbatov. After staying quiet for almost the entire length of the transfer ordeal, the Spanish manager has finally made it clear in regard to where he’d like to see Berbatov playing next season.
The 27-year-old has made little secret of his desire to move to Old Trafford and with Sir Alex Ferguson desperate to sign a new striker before the end of the transfer window, the former Bayer Leverkusen man would have hoped to solve the Scot’s forward crisis.
Ramos, however, is keen to keep hold of the player, with his new-look team beginning to take shape after the arrival of several high-profile players.
“I would be absolutely delighted if Berbatov was still at the club after the end of the transfer window,” said the Spaniard.
“He is a magnificent player and we want to enjoy another season of him at this club.” (Daily Telegraph)
With Ramos making his intentions known, it’s now up to Berbatov to forget about the potential move for one season and just play football. He indeed looked like a disinterested observer over the weekend when he was on the pitch, so it will be in Ramos’ best interest to get his ace in the right frame of mind. Regardless, keeping the big Bulgarian was a must. With Ramos’ current haul over the summer, Berbatov at his best gives Tottenham a legitimate chance to push for the top six.
What do Tottenham fans think about Ramos’ comments? Do you think Berbatov staying is the best thing for both parties involved?