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Berba Interested In PSG Move

Dimitar Berbatov will leave Manchester United this summer after playing in just 12 league games this season. He still managed an impressive return of 7 goals but after being the league’s top scorer last season, it is obviously time to move on.

Berba’s agent, Emil Danchev, has claimed that the Bulgarian has no interest in playing for another English team, and yesterday said that he would be open to a move to PSG, who finished 2nd in France this season.

“In the press, there are many speculations regarding Dimitar,” he told French radio station RMC. “But the truth is, that PSG’s project can really interest him because he wants to play the Champions League next year. Plus, there has never been a Bulgarian player at PSG, so it could be good.”


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33 Comments

  1. kanchelskis says:

    If he’s gonna go there, can we play hardball for once and get a decent fee for him? They’re minted and we need as much in this summer’s transfer kitty as possible.

  2. Gorse Hill Red says:

    Shame he could not cut at United. Good luck to him at PSG.

  3. Giggs12Gerrard0 says:

    Kanchelskis

    The thing is mate berba is looking for a club rather than one seeking him. I would be surprised if we got 5 million plus for him to be honest.

  4. kanchelskis says:

    @Giggs12Gerrard0

    That would be a travesty. We can surely shift him for £10m.

  5. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Very best to a great player and great person in all his endeavors. Really do love Berbatov and respect everything he did in a United shirt. Should have had the golden boot outright in 10-11 season.

    Life waits for no man and we should only wish him well.

  6. Albert Ross says:

    There is only one Bulgarian in our Squad, fuck PSG.

    Stay Dimi, you are at the best Club in the world. Force your way into the team.
    We will not be knocked out early in the cups, and you will get 10 or more League starts.
    Leaving you will regret. You are already in the Theatre of dreams.

    Stay at Manchester United. Fulfill your dream of winning the CL with us.
    Be here, give your all to United. Enshrine a legacy for yourself.

    You said no to city. You didn’t bitch when sidelined despite scoring regularly.
    You are already held in very high esteem for these displays of loyalty to United.
    This is your chance.
    You can become immortal here, by reducing your wage and extending your stay

    Dimitar Berbatov – dedicated to Manchester United Football Club, loved forever.

  7. AK47 says:

    He’s going to Liverpool ….lol

  8. AK47 says:

    People saying he should stay? He’s earning 90k a week. Fantastic lad, talented footballer, but he’ll hardly play. We could use that money + Owen’s wages to sign another player. We’d have lost 2 but can bring in one that is greater than the two put together

  9. Oz Red says:

    @ Albert Ross. Seriously mate get real. Berba was top goal scorer in the league 2010/11 and gets 12 league games this season. He has never complained and takes his chances when they come up. He goes with OUR blessing- loyal servant who is good enough to secure a place in the starting 11 in a decent team

  10. Albert Ross says:

    Oz Red

    How does anything you said show that I need to get real?

    What is not ‘real’ about me?

  11. Albert Ross says:

    AK47 – my advice to Berbatov makes sense.

    Reduce his wage, stay at his perfect club, take up the challenge, win trophies.
    Be loved for showing non-mercenary traits in this age of the Fortune-Seeker.

    Be remembered for goals, skill, humbleness, and a dedication to United that transcends money.

    Of course, for the rest of his life his earnings will be far higher as a United ‘semi-legend’
    than they will be as a United also-ran.

    Stay Dimi, it is your best move.

  12. Giggs12Gerrard0 says:

    Kanchelskis

    It would be mate anything less than 10 would be a joke but he is not in demand.

  13. CedarsDevil says:

    Pity really, for me he is class both on and off the pitch… Not sure what went wrong and why he was kept out too many times.

    Anyway if he does leave then good luck to him…Top bloke

  14. Ancha says:

    Kanchelskis, Giggs12

    If Peter Crouch fetched around 10 million for spurs then I guess Dimi should fetch us far better sum than that.

  15. AlphaRS says:

    About time we moved a few players on.

  16. bbabyj says:

    Fergie shouldn’t have frozen him out so much. Everyone knows he has no place in the squad from now on.

  17. WillieRedNut says:

    I think we’re past him staying. The key for him is, wherever he goes, he’s able to get regular football. He wasted a year with us…..

  18. AlphaRS says:

    Never fitted in to the United style of play.
    I remember a few people on here saying this. His flailing arms used to remind me of Ronaldo.

  19. markynorbs says:

    Good luck to Dimi. Love to see him stay at United but the man is to good to sit on the bench and should be allowed to play the beautiful game in that majestic way he does so well. So it’s a shame he does not suit Sir Alex future plans and I must remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. there feathers are just too bright. UNITED!!

  20. Giggs12Gerrrad0 says:

    ancha

    Agree and you would think that but there is no such think as transfer value now, it is market value. A player is only as valuable as a selling club demand and a buying club are willing to pay. Fergie doesnt want to sell Dimi but happy to let him leave due to game time, PSG have not made an offer his agent is touting him about.

  21. Costas says:

    I’d prefer to see him in Italy personally.

  22. Xyth says:

    Good luck to him!!!
    I think Fergie blamed him for the Blackburn defeat at home. He hardly played after that match!!! So no surprise that he wants to leave.

  23. MUFCJord says:

    Dimi is a class act. Good luck to him!

  24. WillieRedNut says:

    Fergie blamed him for the Blackburn defeat? :neutral:

  25. Costas says:

    Nah it was the Newcastle game at St James’ that was his downfall. Didn’t start any other league games after that. Imo Rooney was actually worse on that night, but it is what it is.

  26. Vidic says:

    Downfall for me was at last season FA cup semi against c*** the two misses.

  27. StatesideAussie says:

    I find it strange that some who couldn;t wait to see the back of him, are now demanding we hold out for top dollar. Of course, it’s impossible to measure the value of a player in any objective, absolute way. Every fan has his own view, and will therefore put his price tag on a player. As for as the club’s business is concerned, though, Berba’s transfer fee has already been written down to a value of zero. Ever since the Bosman ruling, this has become standard accounting practice: the value of a transfer is divided into equal portions over the life of the initial contract, and written down by one portion each year so there’s nothing left at the end.

    Consequently, if United receieve just one lousy dollar for Berbatov, that dollar will go into the club’s coffers as a profit.

    As for what we paid, imo he was instrumental in winning #19. He wasn’t the only player to deserve credit for #19, because there were others (especially Vidic) too. But I don’t believe we would have won it without him. And for mine, a PL title alone (and especially that particular one) is worth all of 30 million. Or, to put it another way: if it wasn’t Berbatov, right now today we would most likely still be stranded level with the dippers on 18. To be able to say we have one more than them — one more than anyone — is worth 30 million any day.

  28. Adam. says:

    Bemba is a great footballer with great vision and skill. I would have really liked to see him in CM along with TM or Pogba for a couple of matches. His composure and vision would provide something potentially special in that position.

  29. Adam. says:

    Meant berba and TC

  30. Vilhelm28 says:

    He is hardly a legend playing for us for a couple of season, bagging some goals. He has been an average player for us, but for some odd reason this forum thinks he is god, and every move he makes is for some odd reason over hyped. Strange in a way.

    It will be healthy for everyone to get a new pet. Bag as much mUch money as possible and move on. Saf is the only god.

  31. StatesideAussie says:

    Vilhelm28 … “this forum thinks he is god”. That’s a laugh, a total riot. No name has ever been so divisive on this forum as Berbatov’s. Sure, there are here who think he’s god. There are also plenty of others who think he’s total shite. I think he’s a damn good footballer, with one of the best touches I’ve ever seen, who was instrumental in winning us #19, and so for all that, I think he has earned his keep, but now he’s run out of time. But I have never called him god!

  32. Thomas says:

    Not a United fan, but I love the blog, and Berba is undoubtedly one of my fave players.

    I think his loyalty and handling of the situation last year deserves credit. Though you can’t say a player that forced his way out of Spurs isn’t, at least to some extent, a mercenary/fortune seeker.

    Wish him the best either way.

    Still have to wonder if he’s 1st choice over Grameiro if he goes to PSG. But with them playing in the CL next year, he’d surely get more time than he has at Utd recently.

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