Manchester United Striker Tempted By £12m La Liga Switch

Old Trafford hotshot linked with Sevilla move.

DIMITAR BERBATOV is wanted by Seville.
The Manchester United striker’s contract runs out next summer and the Spaniards hope to land him in a cut-price £12million deal.

Berbatov, 30, is United’s top scorer but is now playing second fiddle to Javier Hernandez.

Seville have sounded out the Bulgarian’s agent Emile Dantchev but any deal depends if United will take such a cut after paying Spurs £30.75m for him in 2008.

Berbatov has hit 48 goals in 123 games – including 22 and three hat-tricks this season – but fans have never warmed to him.

Hernandez is seen as the better option alongside Wayne Rooney.


By all accounts Dimitar Berbatov may be warming to the idea of a move to Spain and is far more likely to opt for a Premier League exit rather than consider a move to any English based side. The Bulgarian international may be the Premier League’s top scorer but for some reason Sir Alex Ferguson doesn’t feel the former Tottenham man is good enough to be a regular starter.

At 30 years of age Berbatov knows he can not spend time wasting away on the bench, not least as he is in the form of his career and this summer the cultured forward will look for assurances before he commits to a longer term contract and it seems plausible that those assurances will not be given by Ferguson who is clearly looking to the future.

Javier Hernandez has been such a huge success that it has left the Man United boss with little option than to play the Mexican who plays far better alongside Rooney than Berbatov.

There is also reported interest from Tottenham and Bayern Munich and it seems that this summer will see Dimitar Berbatov make what will be a very crucial decision, after all the next contract he signs may well be his last long term one and he needs to know that he will be playing regularly.

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