Manchester United’s Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov has said that it is in the best interests of all the parties concerned that he leaves Old Trafford this summer. The 31-year-old has been linked with a move to Germany and Turkey in recent months.
Even though manager Sir Alex Ferguson said during last season that he expected Dimitar Berbatov to stay at Manchester United, the former Tottenham star has grown frustrated with life on the bench. Despite having scored many crucial goals for Manchester United at over the past few seasons, the 31-year-old has been left on the bench by the manager Sir Alex Ferguson due to the presence of younger players like Danny Welbeck and Hernandez.
Even though Manchester United signed him for as much as £ 31 million back in 2008, it is thought that they are willing to accept an offer of just £ 5 million for the striker. Turkish club Galatasaray have been linked with a move for the striker, but the Bulgarian failed to disclose any details about his next club in the new press conference. However, he said that it is in the best interests of all the parties that he moves away from the club in the summer.
“The truth is, I love this club, but I am not going to be useful to anyone if I am not playing. And I want to play, I want to help. But for unknown reasons it’s not going to happen, or my chances will be limited, so it’s better for everyone if we say goodbye. If not, I am professional and I will keep doing everything I can to help my team and my team-mates, whenever I have opportunity to do so,” said Berbatov. Bayern Leverkusen were the first club to show an interest, but they have dropped out of the race.