According to some reports Sir Alex has decided to ditch attempts to persuade Tottenham to bring down their asking price for Dimitar Berbatov and instead he has turned his attentions to a £120m quartet to ponder over.
Manchester United’s courting of Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov has been known for some time, a little too well know for those at Spurs, but their interest appears to have waned.
Today reports claim that Alex Ferguson’s row with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has made negotiations difficult. Negotiations that would be needed for the Bulgarian to move to Old Trafford as United are still some way short of Spurs’ valuation of the striker.
Ferguson is now looking to bring in either Barcelona’s Samuel Eto’o, Blackburn’s Roque Santa Cruz, Valencia’s David Villa or Lyon’s Karim Benzema instead of Berbatov. (inthenews.co.uk)
United are reportedly willing to pay Tottenham £25 million but will turn to either Barcelona’s Samuel Eto’o, who has been deemed surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp, Blackburn’s Roque Santa Cruz, who is set to hold talks with new manager Paul Ince this week to clarify his future at the club, and Lyon striker Karim Benzema. (Telegraph)
Now that is a fine set of strikers to consider moving for. Clearly Sir Alex has some cash to spend and if he considers that the Berbatov move is off the table then he can do no worse than opting for a move for any of these lethal finishers. Roque Santa Cruz will probably offer the best value as he would probably run to £15m-£18m maximum, Benzema has the most potential, Villa is most on form of the lot and Samuel Eto’o is arguably the best of the lot due to sheer pedigree and consistency. Decisions decisions! Who do Manchester United fans think Sir Alex should punt for of this Quartet of fantastic talent?