The Turkish club have confirmed their interest in the £6 million rated Bulgarian, according to The Mirror.
Galatasaray are amongst a host of clubs interested in Berbatov, and are looking to test United’s willingness to sell the former Spurs player with a cautious £6 million bid.
Berbatov, 31, featured only 12 times last season, having found himself squeezed out at Old Trafford by Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck. The striker is now looking to secure a move away from Manchester in order to revive his career, after admitting he no longer sees a future with Manchester United.
The move will come as no surprise, with Berbatov largely assumed to be surplus to requirements at United – Ferguson no longer seems to trust his £30 million acquisition. A move to Turkey may not be ideal for him though, considering his ability to still cut it in the best league in the world; Bebatov scored 7 goals in his 12 games in 2011/12.
A £6 million fee may also seem a bit low for Ferguson, who will have to report back to the Glazers with a £24 million loss on the player, having had the Bulgaria international for his prime years. Having helped United enormously during his first three seasons at the club however, perhaps Ferguson will be happy to take a small fee for a player whose wages may become an issue next season, given he will most likely continue to warm the bench.
With Lazio and PSG also reportedly interest in securing his signature, it remains unclear whether or not he would be happy to play in the Turkish league. With only a few weeks left until the transfer window closes, his suitors need to hurry up if they want to sign him. Perhaps Galatasaray’s official offer may trigger a flurry of offers – or perhaps the wage requirements of the 31-year-old will be too much for those ‘interested’ clubs to actually make a substantial offer.
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