Tottenham in for Berbatov in £20m deal
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is planning on tabling a monster bid of around £20m to try and lure Dimitar Berbatov back to north-London.
The move has been triggered by Spurs forward Jermaine Defoe reportedly admitting he wants to join QPR.
Last season’s Premier League top-scorer is finding life tougher this year at Manchester United and despite signing a new contract in December, is keen to play more regularly for a top team.
Tottenham’s emergence as potential title contenders, playing in the style which they do (free flowing) would be a huge pull for the experienced Bulgarian striker, who will turn 31 in January.
The striker will have fond memories of the club, who gave him his chance in English football and he repaid them by scoring 27 goals in 70 appearances. He was part of a very successful partnership with Robbie Keane that bore a lot of fruit during their time together and he has always been held in high regard by the Spurs faithful, despite him leaving for United for a whopping £30m transfer fee.
Redknapp has openly said that he isn’t looking to do much business in the transfer market this January but would be open to the idea of signing a special player. Berbatov is certainly that and would provide great competition in the forward line with Emmanuel Adebayor.
Sir Alex Ferguson isn’t too keen on selling a player that has, in all honesty, been a disappointment at United in his four years there but from a business point of view the deal makes sense – with the £20m likely to be received being used to fund a move for a new centre midfielder.