According to reports from The Daily Mail yesterday evening, former Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov failed to secure a stunning deadline day move to Aston Villa.
Bulgaria’s all-time leading goalscorer, famed for eloquent if somewhat lackadaisical style of play, netted 94 times in 229 Premier League appearances throughout his spells with Spurs, the Red Devils and Fulham, firing United to the 2010/11 title with a Golden boot-winning haul of twenty goals.
The 34 year-old joined Monaco after leaving Craven Cottage in January 2014 and last season netted past Arsenal to take the French club through to the Champions League’s quarter-finals, but his Stade Louis II contract expired in June.
Berbatov was offered to Aston Villa earlier this summer, allegedly cutting short his summer holiday to hold negotiations with Tim Sherwood. The Villa Park boss turned his attentions towards other targets – particularly Tottenham’s Emmanuel Adebayor – but revived his interest in the 6 foot 2 striker yesterday in search of added firepower.
Despite lengthy negotiations, however, both parties failed to reach an agreement on deadline day. And according to reports from The Daily Mail this morning, he’s now joined Greek outfit PAOK instead.