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Berbatov to the Toon. Yeah, right.

May 31st, 2011 | 30 Comments |

Berbatov in Newcastle United transfer speculation.
Fuming after being left out
Rumour has it Newcastle United are after Dimitar Berbatov, although personally I think that’s a load of codswallop.

The Sun is allegedly the source of the rumour that Berbatov wants to come to Newcastle after being left out of Manchester United’s Champions League side that lost to Barcelona on the weekend.

And supposedly Alan Pardew would set fire to his gentleman’s area if it brought the striker to St James’ Park.

Manchester United paid Spurs £30.75m for Berbatov in 2009 but he will allegedly be available for a mere £7.5m now.

The Bulgarian forward has undoubted ability having scored 220 goals in 495 appearances at league level and 48 goals in 77 appearances for Bulgaria at international level.

But I think this is a load of rubbish personally.

First, Berbatov is 30, putting him over the age that’s generally considered club policy in terms of transfers these days (although I admit I’ve never heard either Ashley or Pardew state an absolute age beyond which a player is considered too old to join the Toon). (more…)