Berbatov chooses Fulham
Fulham have won the race to sign Dimitar Berbatov
Fulham have confirmed the signing of Dimitar Berbatov from Manchester United on a two-year deal.
The 31-year-old striker has moved for an undisclosed fee and will be reunited with Martin Jol, who managed Tottenham during the Bulgarian's time at the north London club.
Berbatov, who scored 56 goals and made 149 appearances for Manchester United, told Fulham's official website: "I'm delighted to have signed for Fulham and I look forward to playing under Martin Jol once again.
"As soon as I was aware of Fulham's interest my decision to join was an easy one to make.
"I'm impressed with the set up here and the people have made me feel welcome. There is a close and personal feel around the club and I can't wait to get started."
Jol said: "Dimitar is a player I've always admired. He did well for me at Spurs and I'm sure that he will do well here at Fulham.
"He's a player of great quality and technical ability who will give me the attacking option I've been looking for. When he's not scoring goals, his ingenuity often leads to chances being created for his team-mates and I'm delighted that we've been able to convince him to come to us, as there was a lot of attention from other clubs."
Berbatov joined Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen in 2006 and went on to make 102 appearances and score 46 goals in all competitions for the White Hart Lane based club.
He then made the switch to Manchester United for a reported £30 million and in the 2010/11 season he was the Premier League's joint top goalscorer to claim the Golden Boot with Carlos Tevez.
The new deal will see Berbatov, who retired from international football two years ago, remain at Fulham until at least the summer of 2014.
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I think the only worry that Ferguson had with playing Berbatov is that he often is quite lazy and rarely see him back at his own half to help win the ball back. But I think that was a good thing that he would rarely help defend because it would work really well for a counter attack as they can quickly pass the ball up to him.
I would have liked to see him play more games at Manchester United. Alex Ferguson should have let him play more games, despite his laziness as that issue could have been addressed overtime. He is a quility striker and i won't be surprised if he does amazing at Fulham.
Hope he gets regular starts at Fulham. I can already see him doing great there. All the best!
Shame it ended this way for Berba he's a class act, ok he wasnt the quickest of players but then anyone can run around like a headless chicken, he'd very quick feet and vision to create chances for others, pity Fergie didnt recognise this... good luck at Foolem he may come back to haunt us.
I wonder how much berbatov cost Man u per game, per goal over the years.
Think he is a class player but after fergie left him oiut of the CL final 2 years ago, he should have whacked him and left.
Berbatov chooses Fulham over Spurs?! Leave me out will ya, my sides are hurting from the laughter. If he thinks we would ever have him back at The Lane after he threatened to go on strike to get his move to Man United he must be seriously deluded! Us *Y*i*d*s* like to cheer former players of ours who gave us good service and welcome them back to The Lane but we'd never cheer him! Only former player less popluar than Berba with us is Sol Campbell.
No sympathy for the sulker, not good enough anymore and no disrespect to Fulham, a good family type club, but the fact that no other club of a greater standing wanted him says it all. All rumour of Juventus and Fiorentina was clearly just talk and hype from his agent; obviously you would choose to play in front of 20,000 in the freezing cold wind beside the Thames every other week than in the sunshine of Italy at a pace better suited to your game wouldn't you? Yeah, righteo Berba!
Choose Fulham over Spurs?! Next up, Arsenal choose not to sell one of their best players, Joey Barton chooses to become a monk, John Terry chooses to become a policeman, Steven Gerrard chooses to win the league with Liverpool, Roberto Mancini chooses not to be a 'cheque book' manager and Gary Neville chooses to become a Scouser. All about as likely!!!!!