Jol: £40million Berbatov Reminds Me Of Cruyff

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Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov must be in the running as one of the Premiership’s players of the season and has been arguably the best signing of the summer. At just over 10 million, his form over the past few months had made him look like a steal with Spurs fans already comparing his impact to that of Jurgen Klinsmann.

Martin Jol agrees,

“In this market he would be £30-40million. But even if somebody offered that we would never sell him,” said Jol.

“He reminded me a bit of Johan Cruyff when he started. He’s a link-up player, he’s a finisher, he’s good in the air, he’s a target man but he can move as well. He is complete.”

It’ll be interesting to see how Berbatov’s future pans out, he did stay with Bayer Leverkeusen for years despite constant interest from ‘bigger’ clubs and finds himself adored, and well paid, at a London club on the rise. But while he seems like a noble enough bloke, the comments he made earlier in the season suggest he’s also quite realistic,

“Sir Alex was watching me along with United’s head scouts, and there were talks,” Berbatov was quoted as saying in the Sunday Mirror.

“But in the end I came to Tottenham. I have nothing to be sorry about. And maybe in the future if I play good games here they can watch me every Sunday or Saturday.

“I signed here for four years, but nobody knows what the future holds. I think this move to Tottenham is good for my career.”