After plenty of drama, Manchester United secured the signing of Dimitar Berbatov. Given the fact we had months to sort out this transfer, you wouldn’t have thought it would have been as last minute as it was.
United fans mobbed Berbatov as he left Old Trafford at around 12.30am, half an hour after the transfer window had closed. The fact that the bright flash of a camera was seen from inside the office where the contracts were being decided certainly gave United fans hope that the deal had been completed in time, but there was still no confirmation.
With Spurs claiming we didn’t have permission to talk to the player and a complaint to the Premier League already in place, there were fears the deal could be pulled at the last moment.
However, our new number 9 is here, and he says it is a dream move for him.
“Joining United is a dream come true,” he said. “I look forward to playing my part in helping this club win more honours.”
Sir Alex Ferguson was equally pleased with the situation, happy to finally land his man. “This is a key signing,” he said. “Dimitar is one of the best and most exciting strikers in world football. His style and ability will give the team a different dimension and I’m sure he will be a popular player with the fans.”