Bulgarian goal machine and former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov has expressed his desire of returning back to the Premier League. The 35-year-old is currently a free agent after his recent stint with Superleague Greece club PAOK.
“Dimitar feels he can play for at least another year and his priority would be to come back to England.” Emil Dantchev, Berbatov’s agent has revealed, as reported by BBC.
Ex-Swansea City manager Bob Bradley previously courted the player. The 58-year-old American gaffer admitted that Berbatov was on his radar.
“I have met Dimitar a few times and I know he is anxious to get back into the Premier League. Yes he’s on my radar – there are a lot of things on my radar right now.” Bradley added
Berbatov’s previous stint in the Premier League was with Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Fulham. In his 229 appearances, the man from Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria scored a total of 94 goals and made 40 assists, according to premierleague.com.
The former AS Monaco and PAOK striker won the Premier League in 2009 and 2011 with Manchester United. He became the joint Golden Boot winner in those seasons with Carlos Tevez.
Berbatov doesn’t have a Champions League trophy under his belt despite winning the Premier League with the Red Devils. Barcelona defeated United in 2009 final. Berbatov was on the bench on that occasion. He also missed out on the trophy a couple of years later against the same opposition.
Berbatov has also won two League Cups, both with United and Tottenham. He scored the winner for Spurs in their 2-1 defeat of Chelsea in 2008.
Meanwhile, Jonathan Molyneux-Carter of ESPN believes that the personality Berbatov carries matches with the likes of Eric Cantona. The Premier League is devoid of such characters and it will be a lovely welcome should the striker make his return to English football’s top flight.
Dimitar Berbatov’s time at Manchester United
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