Barcelona shock Manchester United with interest for Dimitar Berbatov
Popular Spanish newspaper, El Mundo Deportivo has brought some shocking football news into light. According to El Mundo Deportivo, Spanish football giants Barcelona are considering a bid for the out of favor Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov.
Pep Guardiola’s successor, Tito Vilanova is expected to bring a lot of changes to Barcelona when he steps up as the manager of the club this summer. Apparently one of Tito Vilanova’s first moves will be to stabilize Barcelona’s already impressive attack by bringing in Dimitar Berbatov.
The veteran Bulgarian international, Dimitar Berbatov has played in only 21 games for Manchester United this season. Moreover, Dimitar Berbatov came off the bench in most of these games.
Tito Vilanova, who takes over the reins from Pep Guardiola after the Copa Del Rey final, has already hinted a prepared transfer list of summer signings. Tito Vilanova could also sell out David Villa or Alexis Sanchez.
David Villa has spent most of his time on the bench last season because of injuries. On the other hand, Alexis Sanchez has failed to shine as striker for Barcelona. Tito Vilanova plans to reinvigorate Barcelona with different tactics.
Although, Dimitar Berbatov’s move to Barcelona looks highly doubtful the signing of Thierry Henry and Henrik Larsson does help us remind that the Catalan giants aren’t shy of signing in aging players.
The 31-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur player, Dimitar Berbatov has been in superb form for Manchester United since he moved to Old Trafford in 2008. Tito Vilanova believes the former Bayer Leverkusen striker can score a bunch of goals and assist Barcelona’s Argentine prodigy Lionel Messi with many more.
Manchester United will be willing to trade off Dimitar Berbatov if a bid arrives for him, although manager Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to offer the Hungarian a new contract. Tito Vilanova could offer a handsome amount of money in spite of Dimitar Berbatov’s age if a deal strikes between Manchester United and Barcelona.
Tito Vilanova could also offer Cristian Tello to Manchester United. The young left winger, Cristian Tello is Barcelona’s latest sensational performer. The Spaniard is expected to excel in Barcelona ranks in the future.