Updated: 01/09/2012 09:51 | By pa.press.net

Berbatov chooses Fulham



Fulham have won the race to sign Dimitar Berbatov

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.

39Comments
31/08/2012 16:18
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I wish you the best, berbatov....I will miss that supreme first touch you have...and the brilliant flicks and passing range you have. it didnt work out for you at united but I will remember that Epic hat rick you got against Liverpool and how  vital you were to United achieving the 19th title
31/08/2012 15:44
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good luck mate ..hated seeing you doing nothing at o/t...at least we`ve got the fulham home game over just got to deal with him away
31/08/2012 18:24
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He never b-i-t-c-h-e-d or moaned to the media about not getting enough game time, a proper professional. Likewise a great tradition that the ManU fans nearly always send departing players off with best wishes and thanks instead of the bitterness we see so often these days. When they return to OT again  with another team it's usually cheers and not boos, class. Berba deserves regular football at the tale end of his career. Great service for ManU, just a shame their style of play evolved beyond him. Best of luck at Fulham, still a quality player.
31/08/2012 16:56
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Bargain for fulham the guy can score goals and will work well with midfielders don't understand why united sold him.
31/08/2012 19:48
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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!

31/08/2012 16:59
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Excellent deal for Fulham, Jol is creating an exciting team. They won't miss Dempsey now.
01/09/2012 05:45
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it was obvious that he was going to leave ,, no place for him anymore ,, but what i cant understand is when it was first mentioned that he was going to leave ,  clubs were offering about  ten million for him,,, this was at that time rejected by united as a joke ,, it cost over 6 million in wages to keep him for another season ... so in all we blew 12 million by keeping him to sit in the stands ,,, not very good business ,,,,i wish him well in his new venture ,, he always conducted himself in a proper manner both on and off the field ,,,
31/08/2012 19:14
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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.

31/08/2012 20:21
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If you can't run up and down the field like an Olympic sprinter for ninety minutes these days, you are considered worthless. Call me old fashioned but I think this is bull. We see fast runners being introduced who have virtually no skill whatsoever. Maybe one day they will be able to kick a ball. Berbatov has skill enough not to lose the ball so easily. These fast runners are just an alternate to the long ball, running up the pitch and then losing it.
31/08/2012 19:39
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More Lies. I do not believe that Berbatov had the option of going to Spurs, because Daniel Levy the Spurs chairman is well known for not wanting to sign players over thirty years of age, or less. Harry Rednapp had to really twist Levys arm to get Scott Parker, because Parker is late twenties. Levy will not pay big money for elderly players. Still good luck to Berbatov, and Fulham. Martin Joel is doing a splendid job there.














More Lies. I do not believe that Berbatov had the option of going to Spurs, because Daniel Levy the Spurs chairman is well known for not wanting to sign players over thirty years of age, or less. Harry Rednapp had to really twist Levys arm to get Scott Parker, because Parker is late twenties. Levy will not pay big money for elderly players. Still good luck to Berbatov, and Fulham. Martin Joel is doing a splendid job there.


31/08/2012 21:36
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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.

31/08/2012 18:38
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Cheers Dimitar for great service and THAT hat-trick against the vermin, 1 reason you will never be forgotten, sorry to see you go if am honest but i am not the greatest manager ever so will leave those decision to the main man..................que sera sera
31/08/2012 22:09
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berbatov
got to be be the bargain of this transfer window
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More Lies. I do not believe that Berbatov had the option of going to Spurs, because Daniel Levy the Spurs chairman is well known for not wanting to sign players over thirty years of age, or less. Harry Rednapp had to really twist Levys arm to get Scott Parker, because Parker is late twenties. Levy will not pay big money for elderly players. Still good luck to Berbatov, and Fulham. Martin Joel is doing a splendid job there.
31/08/2012 18:53
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Thanks for your time with United Berba, will never forget that legendary hat-trick against Liverpool, the five goals that you scored against blackburn and how important you were to help us get that19th leauge title for us. Such a gentalmen and hope you enjoy your time with Fulham.
31/08/2012 21:49
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gazza
how refreshing to hear a man u supporter who know,s and admit,s the tuth
31/08/2012 21:35
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Have you seen the BLIND football unreal and they can pass the ball.
31/08/2012 19:38
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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!!!!! 

31/08/2012 21:23
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all i say is that i hope these so called world class footballers are sitting down and watching these
Paralympics  at there best. Footballers cannot I MEAN CANNOT COMPETE WITH THESE
SUPERSTARS.
31/08/2012 20:55
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Williams, I have just had the most delicious dry Martini made for me by our new houseboy : Tagbo, much better than the ones made by your self when you had a trial with my household a few years ago. The trick is to fill a mixing shaker with ice then add a dash of Nolly Prat, then tip out the Nolly Prat. One must be very careful not to add to much vermouth, as Churchill famously said : " even to look at a bottle of Nolly Prat is too much, then add a generous slug of Portsmouth gin, a zest of lemon, not a slice my mouth cope not cope with it. Then shake, not stirred, a quiet delicious drink I might add, you can of course add three green olives to the drink. Not black ones Williams, as you used. There you are a good tip for you to learn, and it will come in handy when you get another post. Being vice chaiman of the West Ham supporters club, ( Bootle branch ) cannot pay very much.
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