Former Tottenham player Dimitar Berbatov made an impact at White Hart Lane; whether it was his goal-scoring record, his incredible first touch, or the manner in which he ensured a move to Manchester United.
But, Sir Alex Ferguson has hinted at the return of the Bulgarian in a press conference. When the Manchester United manager was asked about the future of the striker, his reply has intrigued the fans of Tottenham and Fulham alike:
“It wouldn’t surprise me if he’s at Tottenham. I don’t think he’s certain to go to Fulham”
Whilst there could be the possibility of the 31 year old coming back to the Lane, it would mean that Dimitar would reject the opportunity to work with former manager Martin Jol. Not only this, but Tottenham have a completely new squad in contrast to the time when the Bulgarian played for Spurs. Currently, Tottenham only have six players who are in the senior squad today, as well as in 2008 when Berbatov left the club.
But as for Sir Alex’s comments, do they have credibility? Unlikely.
Ferguson’s comments were more a little joke to the media, commenting on Berbatov’s quick mind-changing regarding his future. Snubbing the Serie A teams of Florentina and Juventus earlier in the week, Dimitar’s move to Craven Cottage will see him become their highest ever earner.
As well as Berbatov wanting to remain in the Premier League, he will be a huge help to Fulham despite his £5 millon price tag. With the key players of Mousa Dembele leaving the London club to join Spurs earlier this week, and the likely departure of Clint Dempsey being imminent, the striker’s presence at Fulham could give the club a huge morale boost.
Not only this but despite being Manchester United’s record signing, Berbatov has only played for the side 149 times in all competitions for the past five seasons. Even though he managed to net 56 goals whilst at Old Trafford, the likes of Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez has seen him drop down the pecking order at the Theatre of Dreams, and begin a new journey with either a former club or a former manager.