It appears that one of the summer’s longest running transfer sagas is set to be sewn up within hours as Manchester United look set to finalise a last-gasp swap deal to sign Tottenham’s Bulgarian star striker.
DIMITAR BERBATOV’S on-off move to Manchester United looks certain to be completed before Monday night’s transfer deadline — with Old Trafford youngster Fraizer Campbell moving to Tottenham as the makeweight in a £30million deal.
Spurs’ interest in £7m-rated Campbell will break the summer-long deadlock between the two clubs and Berbatov is expected to finalise personal terms with United on Sunday.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is a firm fan of 20-year-old Campbell and recently insisted that “his future is with us”. But after months of wrangling with Tottenham over Berbatov, sources close to the club say Fergie is ready to let Campbell go if it will clinch Berbatov’s signature.
Sport Of The World understands the deal was brokered when United chief executive David Gill met Spurs officials in Monaco last week after the Champions League and UEFA Cup draws.
If all the paperwork is completed before midnight on Monday Berbatov will be clear to make an explosive United debut against Liverpool at Anfield on September 13. (News of the World)
Daniel Levy has been sticking by his guns regarding the £30m valuation of Berbatov and according to this report it appears that Spurs will get their money’s worth – albeit with a young striker thrown into the bargain. Campbell is a good makeweight who has great potential and could end up proving to be worth far more than the current £7m fee. Berbatov has been a big success on the pitch for his two years at the club but his actions towards the end of the season and during the summer have left a bad taste in the mouths of the fans who have every right to be sickened by his want-away tactics and his lack of professionalism. The sooner he leaves, the better for the White Hart Lane outfit. Do Spurs fans think that this deal is the best for the club or should they hold out for a full cash fee for Berbs?