Despite rampant, err, rumours of interest from Manchester United it seems that star man Dimitar Berbatov isn’t really concerning himself with looking for a new club and doesn’t even seem to know what all the fuss is about,
“Look, last summer when Spurs told me they were willing to pay Â£11m for me, I asked them if they were off their heads,” Berbatov told the Sun.
“Now the word seems to be that my value is Â£40m and that’s simply an abnormal sum of money.
“The paradox is that I scored more goals and played even better when I was with Leverkusen, but no way was I valued this highly.
“The truth is everyone in the world of English football seems to look at things quite differently to what I am used to.
“With regards to the whole Manchester United business, I just have to say that I’m very happy at Spurs.
“Even more importantly, I recognise that Tottenham has given me everything in order to make my time in the Premier League a success and I feel stupendously gratefully to them.
“So I’m happy where I am.”
He stopped short of claiming that a certain Blackburn striker had a better season than he did, but its strange and quite nice to see a player brush off the tabloid talk so casually and recognise and thank the club that took a risk on him, and helped him to succeed in the Premiership. Of course, in addition to the fact that this quote came from The Sun, Berbatov also uses the word ‘stupendously’.
But while Berbatov may claim that he’s not used to the way English football sees things, but we’re starting to realise than maybe we’re the ones who aren’t used to seeing someone like Berbatov – on and off the pitch.