West Ham Make Move for £5m Man United Striker Dimitar Berbatov

Upton Park boss wants Old Trafford forward.

West Ham move for Man United striker Berbatov after Carroll bid rebuffed

West Ham are ready to offer Dimitar Berbatov an escape route from his Manchester United misery.

The Hammers have switched their attention to the Bulgarian striker after their bid to sign Andy Carroll was rebuffed by the Liverpool forward, reports the Daily Mirror.

Berbatov, 31, has revealed his desire to quit the Reds in search of regular first-team football next season.
But United have taken out an option to extend his contract by another 12 months in the hope of landing a fee for the £5m-rated striker.

West Ham would prefer a season-long loan and believe former Spurs hitman Berbatov would be tempted by a return to London.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Dimitar Berbatov is pleading to be allowed to leave Old Trafford this summer as the Bulgarian wants to avoid wasting another season warming the bench at Man United. His chances of securing an exit from his club depend greatly on just how much Sir Alex Ferguson wants to make from his sale.

Man United spent £30.75m to bring Berbatov to the club four years ago and if he can indeed be snapped up for just £5m then there would surely be a plethora of offers for the 31 year old, however some believe the asking price to be nearer to £10m and that could be a tough price to secure for a player of his age who has just one year left to run on his contract.

In 2010/11 Dimitar Berbatov finished as the Premier League’s joint top scorer but then spent almost all of 2011/12 on the bench, with more of the same expected this coming campaign.

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has been linked with a myriad of potential ‘marquee’ signings and having apparently had his advances for Liverpool forward Andy Carroll rebuffed a move for Berbatov to boost the Hammers strike-force would be a wise one.

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