Former Red Devils striker Dimitar Berbatov has been linked to a move to two English Championship outfits Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest, according to reports.

The English Championship looks like one cracker with former English Premier League teams in Aston Villa and Newcastle joining but keen on returning to top flight football as quick as possible. There are lot of links that the Bulgarian striker is in talks with two Championship clubs and one is believed to be the Magpies.

Head Coach of Newcastle, Rafa Benitez has made a lot of changes as the club adjusts to the new status of the club in the Championship but with the intent to return back soonest, the deal is one that looks likely. Berbatov is a free agent since leaving his former club, Greek side POAK earlier this summer. The player’s deal was not renewed as he only scored four goals in 17 games for the Super League side in the last campaign, a record that the club found underwhelming, considering his reputation.

Reports claim the 35-year old player admires the Magpies as he watched them grow. He is believed to see Alan Shearer as an idol and might likely favour a move to the North East. With Benitez very keen on landing a striker at St. James Park, he could very much consider the player who has fallen from grace.

Benitez will also be playing Dwight Gayle but Berbatov is a more favourable option. Berbatov scored 48 goals in over 100 appearances for Manchester United, after completing his £30 million move from Tottenham Hotspurs.

He was a very brilliant player with Spurs, helping with a lot of assists aside his 27 goals in two seasons. The move to Forest seems unlikely, especially as the club signed Apostolos Vellios for £1 million, and other striker exist at the club already.