Old Trafford striker on his way back to White Hart Lane?
Dimitar Berbatov could make a sensational return to Tottenham in a cut-price deal this summer.
The Bulgarian striker will have just one year left on his Manchester United contract at the end of the season – and talks over a new deal have so far stalled.
That has alerted Spurs, who sold Berbatov to United three years ago for £30 million.
United face the threat of losing the hit-man on a free transfer if they allow his contract to run down and expire in June 2012.
And with Berbatov now 30, it appears United will not offer him more than a one-year extension.
If United and the player cannot reach agreement, they can take the option to sell him rather than lose him on a free.
Spurs would not want to pay more than £8m for the striker – and that would represent a smart move by chairman Daniel Levy. Spurs orginally bought Berbatov for £10.9m from Bayer Leverkusen in 2006. He played 102 games for Spurs, scoring 46 goals, before his move to Old Trafford in 2008.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Talk of a return to North London for Dimitar Berbatov is growing and if the Man United striker continues to bench warm then it would appear that the chances of the Bulgarian leaving Old Trafford will significantly increase as clearly a 30 year old goalscorer in the form of his life does not want to be out of the first team picture for too long.
Clearly Sir Alex Ferguson is thinking about the long term and given the great form that Mexican youngster Javier Hernandez has shown this season it is clearly a plan that appears to be working. The Man United boss believes that as a strike pairing Chicharito and Wayne Rooney offer his side best option and whilst clearly that may confuse some given that Berbatov is the Premier League’s top scorer, the Scot is sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League and in the semi-finals of the Champions League so clearly he knows what he is doing.
Harry Redknapp has not been happy with the goals return from his current quartet of Roman Pavlyuchenko, Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe and Robbie Keane although oddly enough these strikers seem to have less trouble in Champions League duty, and a move for added fire-power appears very high up on the White Hart Lane boss’s wish-list.
Would Man United allow Berbatov to leave for such a small fee though? Even with a year left on his contract, he is worth far more, surely?