Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov could leave the club in the summer according to his agent.
Manchester United recently took the option to extend the contract of the Bulgarian, who could have left the club as a free agent in the summer, by another year. It was expected by many that it was a move that ensured another season of football at Manchester United for Dimitar Berbatov.
However, his agent has recently confirmed that the Bulgarian is more likely to leave the club at the end of the season, with United already in agreement with the player over the proposed move.
Dimitar Berbatov’s agent Danchev met Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. According to him, Ferguson is in the process of building a new team at Manchester United and that he does not see Dimitar Berbatov as part of it. Due to the fact that United are looking to build their next team based on speed and agility, it seems that Ferguson has decided to leave out the likes of Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Owen in this process. Hence, Danchev revealed that United will not be posing any troubles to Berbatov in his attempts to leave Old Trafford.
“We should accept that he’ll try to build a team for the next three or four years and Berbatov will not be part of this team. Ferguson wants to change the playing style, to implement more speed. I was pleased with United’s position as they said they’ll not oppose Berbatov’s move in the summer,” Danchev said in a recent press conference. It is not known whether United will demand a transfer fee for the Bulgarian, who signed for Manchester United for a record £ 31 million back in 2008. He has been largely marginalised this season due to the arrival of Danny Welbeck.
Fulham manager Martin Jol has said that his club will not be trying to sign Dimitar Berbatov in January.
Dimitar Berbatov played under Martin Jol at Tottenham and was extremely thankful for the Dutchman for reviving his career. Berbatov became one of the most feared strikers in the Premier League under the guidance of Martin Jol and it has been very much thought that the Fulham manager will be trying to sign the Bulgarian striker from Manchester United. Dimitar Berbatov performed exceptionally well in the initial few months at Manchester United, but he has been extremely marginalised this season.
There has been a lot of rumours regarding the future of the Bulgarian at Manchester United. Even though Sir Alex Ferguson admitted that there have been a lot of interest from European clubs, Fulham are thought to be one of the front-runners for the Bulgarian. However, Fulham manager Martin Jol has now ruled out the speculation that he is trying to sign Dimitar Berbatov. There is no doubt that Fulham are looking to sign a new striker in the January transfer window, in the hopes of moving clear of the relegation zone and also challenging for European qualifications. Other strikers linked with Fulham include the likes of Raul, Hugo Rodallega, and Andre-Pierre Gignac.
“Dimitar Berbatov is at Man United and is quite happy. And if he moves I don’t think it will be possible for our club to get him, you know? He is certainly a very good striker, he was very good for me, but it is just paper talk,” Martin Jol said in response to the question regarding the paper speculation about Dimitar Berbatov moving to Fulham. He also said that Fulham will be looking to sign a much younger player than Dimitar Berbatov.