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£5 million for Berbatov?

2012-07-16 07:53

London - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is willing to sell out-of-favour striker Dimitar Berbatov for five million pounds ($7.77 million), the Bulgarian said on Sunday.

Berbatov, who has scored a record 48 goals for Bulgaria, has lost his starting spot at United even though the club took up an extra year's option on his contract in March. He joined United from Tottenham Hotspur in 2008 for 30.7 million pounds.

"I read the papers and I see they say 10 million pounds is my price. I go and talk with Sir Alex, and he says to me five million," the 31-year-old Berbatov wrote on his Facebook page.

"So who is telling the truth, what do you think? I love this club but I am not going to be useful to anyone if I am not playing. And I want to play.

"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."

Berbatov scored 14 goals in his first season at United and found the target 12 times in his second season before finishing the following campaign as top goalscorer with 22.

However, last season he found himself behind Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez in the pecking order for a starting place as Ferguson admitted earlier this year that he would not be able to guarantee the Bulgarian regular first-team action.

Reuters

Comments
  • guy.brown.9277 - 2012-07-16 08:35

    It will NEVER happen, but Id really like to see Berbatov in a Liverpool jersey!

  • sarvesh.govinder - 2012-07-16 09:06

    If Andy C is on loan maybe Liverpool should buy Berbatov...Sometimes players need their confidence restored and I'm sure it could happen at Anfield.

  • sarvesh.govinder - 2012-07-16 09:11

    Oh Arsenal need a new striker...

      Shaun Robinson - 2012-07-16 09:28

      @Sarvesh - Buddy, Arsenal sell player's, don't buy player's anymore...

      sarvesh.govinder - 2012-07-16 09:46

      lol yeah what a shame with regards to RVP...the straw that broke the camels back? Maybe...

  • vernon.samuel.7 - 2012-07-16 09:15

    If all else fails, Sir Alex can sell him to Man City. It is not in their dna to pay anything less than 30million for any player. And those pricks will buy top players and keep them on the bench just to stop them playing for the opposition.

  • Shaun Robinson - 2012-07-16 09:27

    Once again the grass is not greener on the other side... How many times have we not seen players move to another club only to ruin their careers... Owen moving to Real, Torres moving to Chelsea...

  • shanleigh.sewsanker - 2012-07-16 10:31

    i can see why big star players dont want to come to trafford. they run the risk of sitting on the bench like what happen to berbatov. the other big clubs use this fact to bring in the big stars and that how united loose out

  • pule.s.vic - 2012-07-16 10:49

    Everton

  • ebrahim.floris.7 - 2012-07-16 14:05

    Pirates!!!,lol that would be the day

  • patrick.makgeledise - 2012-07-16 17:26

    I wish Man City could buy him. Him and Balotteli could make a good partnership and they could be dangerous and fearful strikers.

  • SwampAfc - 2012-07-17 10:09

    If I paid 5 for him I would want some change back!

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-07-19 17:42

    Rogers buy Berbatov, the price is right and he is a hitman.

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