Newcastle Reported After Top Striker

Newcastle are supposed to be the first Premier League club to show any interest in signing Dimitar Berbatov from Fulham in January,  but we’d be shocked if this story in the Sunday People today has any truth to it at all.

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Berbatov in action against Newcastle this season

First of all Mike Ashley doesn’t like to sign players on high wages who are past their prime, and the Bulgarian International certainly fits that category, and he will be 33 on January 30th.

It seems that Dimitar has told Fulham he would like to leave the club in January, and his agent has said the 32 year-old is not happy at Craven Cottage.

Dimitar has only six months ­remaining on his Fulham contract,  and the news is he would be available for around £2M, but it’s his wages that will be sky-high.

Berbatov cost Fulham £5M from Manchester United in August of last year, and it remains to be seen if he becomes a happier player under new Fulham manager Rene ­Meulensteen.

Some Premier League club could be interested in signing Berbatov for £2M next month, but we’d be very surprised if one of those clubs is Newcastle United.

While at Fulham Berbatov has played 60 times and scored 19 goals.

What do you think?

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12 comments so far

  • swemag

    Dec 15, 2013 at 2:48 AM

    Comment #1


  • lesh

    Dec 15, 2013 at 3:35 AM

    Comment #2

    swemag…… DOA?

  • true toon

    Dec 15, 2013 at 4:20 AM

    Comment #3

    Buy him for 500k . Good target man

  • swemag

    Dec 15, 2013 at 4:47 AM

    Comment #4

    Dead On Arrival. Pointless.

  • asenski

    Dec 15, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #5

    much better than cisse in every component of the game

  • Ben3arfa

    Dec 15, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #6

    Berbatovr is far too lazy to make the team which Pardew is currently employing which involves every player working hard for his teammate.

    Suppose I cant the bloke , hes achieved pretty much everything in his career and has no incentive to play well for a poor team like Fulham

  • Malta Mag

    Dec 15, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #7

    Still class, and worth the entrance fee on his own! Perfect for our team at present and both he and our fans would be a perfect match.
    I say go for it.


    Dec 15, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #8

    lol 2 mill realy?? we could get 2 gufo for that money


    Dec 15, 2013 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #9

    berba = NOOOOOOOOOO, We already have a lazy striker an a overrated slow flop striker ….not another plz

  • magicbus

    Dec 15, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #10

    Thats probably going to be classed as a Joke in Ear purple signing.

  • scout

    Dec 15, 2013 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #11

    He supports Newcastle, maybe he will play for 50 grand a week?

  • G

    Dec 15, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #12

    If people think Cisse is under performs off the ball, then they will change their minds if we sign Berba. The words Bone Idle spring to mind.


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