Just $47 Million Separates Berbatov From Manchester United

By Ekaterina Popova
Ekaterina Popova
Ekaterina Popova
August 15, 2008 Updated: August 16, 2008

Dimitar Berbatov (left) looks like he won't be playing much more soccer for Tottenham. (Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Dimitar Berbatov (left) looks like he won't be playing much more soccer for Tottenham. (Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Star and captain of the Bulgarian national soccer team and Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov joins the champions of the England—Manchester United who gave their last offer of £25 million for the player, and no refusal is expected. Berbatov has already announced his transfer to his current team players.
 
Tottenham has already chosen Seville striker, Kanoute, as a replacement for the Bulgarian player, according to the Daily Mail.
 
AC Milan and Barcelona sought Berbatov, however, the initial price asked by Tottenham—£30 million ($56 million)—discouraged both teams. The captain of the Bulgarian national team trained on Thursday with Tottenham, while awaiting the leaders of the two clubs to negotiate his transfer.
 
The 27-year-old striker wants a transfer within the English Premier League, however, he was already in despair from the policy led by Tottenham on this matter, according to Bulgarian media.
 
The news about the transfer of “Berbo”, as he is called in Bulgaria, is a lead story on almost all major printed media in U.K. during the last two weeks. According to British media, the manager of the Red Devils (Manchester United) Sir Alex Ferguson is almost at the final stage of his one-year long attempt to win over the transfer of the striker, and expects the executives of Tottenham to accept the offer.
 
The long-expected news about the transfer of Berbatov was confirmed indirectly form his personal agent Emil Danchev, according to the Sun.

“I cannot comment on anything until there is an official confirmation from either of the two clubs,” Danchev told the Sun. The newspaper is so sure about the deal that it printed a photo with the 27-year old soccer player wearing a Manchester United t-shirt.  
 
Berbo will earn a salary of £80,000 a week ($150,000). Tottenham has tried recently to persuade him re-sign his contract by promising £70,000 a week (87 000 Euro), but he refused with the motive that he wants to move on to a bigger club and desires to play in the Champions league regularly.
 
Berbatov moved to Tottenham two years ago from Bayer Leverkusen in Germany and ha since scored 46 goals making him one of the biggest stars of the English Premier League.

Ekaterina Popova
Ekaterina Popova