Berbatov to Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace is looking for a striker to reinforce their attack.

Indeed the club has lost three strikers during the transfer window and is looking for a quality striker. There was news that Crystal Palace was seeking to sign Benteke from Liverpool during the summer, but they have been discouraged by the asking price. The Crystal Palace board is reported to be looking for cheaper alternatives.

One player that they might consider is DimitarBerbatov. The former Tottenham Hotspurs and Manchester United striker is available on a free transfer and will not cost anything. The player has left Greek club PAOK on mutual consent and is currently looking for a club.

Although it might be on a short-term contract given that the player is 35-years old, Crystal Palace will be getting a highly experienced player. Indeed the player has played in Europe’s biggest competition during his time at Manchester United and Spurs and will definitely be an asset to Crystal Palace. DimitarBerbatov also has good knowledge of the Premier League and will not require any adaptation period.

Some pundits argue that Berbatov is a player that is past his prime. Although this is true, we must not forget that Berbatov has never been a pacy player. He was never the sort of player that run past players. He has not lost anything to his game. He has always relied on his intelligence and his placement to receive the ball and create assists for others. So, at this age, he is still capable of influencing games and creating goals. Berbatov will be a great player as a secondary striker or in a more advanced midfield role.

Crystal Palace is still considering other options, but they will have to act quickly if they want to sign Berbatov. A player of his quality will not remain free for an extended period.