Tottenham Made Last Ditch Attempt To Sign Dimitar Berbatov, Says Agent

Spurs tried to hijack Fulham’s deal for Bulgarian.

Tottenham tried to hijack Fulham’s deal for striker Dimitar Berbatov at the eleventh hour on deadline day, according to the player’s agent.

Berbatov joined Fulham from Manchester United on Friday but reports on the day had linked the 31-year-old with a shock move back to White Hart Lane, with United boss Sir Alex Ferguson even admitted that Berbatov could be at Spurs.

The Bulgarian left Spurs in acrimonious circumstances in 2008, joining United on summer deadline day for £30m after reportedly going on strike in north London in order to secure the switch.

And the forward’s representative, Emil Danchev, has confirmed reports that he held talks with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy about the possibility of Berbatov making a return to the club.

“We were in touch with Tottenham at the last moment,” he is quoted as saying as

Berbatov was also linked with moves to Italian giants Fiorentina and Juventus, with reports suggesting he let both clubs down at the last minute in order to remain in the Premier League with Fulham.

The Viola were left furious after the former Bayer Leverkusen striker reportedly failed to turn up to a medical on Thursday afternoon last week.

But Danchev defender his client, insisting that there were always several options available and no promises were made to any club.

“I cannot make promises on behalf of my client whoever they might be because my work principle is to create opportunities and options,” he added.

“The choice belongs to the person who makes the decision. We discussed all three options. Nobody promised anybody anything.

“Fiorentina had a desire to get Dimitar to sign with them. We went as far as negotiating all conditions.

“But other than that, I’ve also spoken with three Turkish clubs, three Italian clubs, three English clubs, and three German clubs.”

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