Dimitar Berbatov’s agent confirms he wants a Premier League return

by Tanveer Arayan


Dimitar Berbatov’s agent, Emil Dantchev, has confirmed the Bulgarian wants to end his career at a Premier League club.

The 35-year-old signed for Manchester United back in 2008 for £30.75m and went on to net 56 goals before departing in 2012.

Since leaving Old Trafford, Berbatov has enjoyed stints at Fulham, Monaco and PAOK. He returned to Carrington earlier this month to train with the first team in order to build fitness heading into the new year.

And Dantchev, speaking to BBC Sport, has confirmed that the striker would welcome a chance to return to the Premier League.

“Dimitar feels he can play for at least another year and his priority would be to come back to England,” he said.

Jose Mourinho has enjoyed plenty of success with one eccentric 35-year-old striker at Old Trafford. Why not add another into the mix?

Berbatov comes across as one of those unteachable, unenthusiastic but ultimately brilliant strikers. You sense that he doesn’t really need to train; his approach is far more nonchalant, almost indifferent. This was a man like no other Premier League striker: barely ever sprinting or making crunching tackles, yet somehow managing to ghost into space and punish the opposition.

He was – and still is – the Don of Old Trafford, cooly lurking around the back four, his face like that of an actual trained assassin, calmly controlling any pass that came his way.

One can question whether his style is compatible with Mourinho’s approach, but nobody could deny that his presence at Old Trafford once again would be a wonderful sight.

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