Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has received a huge boost in the pursuit of Fulham forward Dimitar Berbatov. Reports in The Metro have revealed that the Cottagers have agreed to offload the Bulgarian, should he choose to move away from Craven Cottage this winter, which in turn means that the Portuguese will have a strong chance of bagging him.
Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen told reporters: “I will never stand in the way of people’s ambitions. I had a really good chat with him recently. We spoke about him as a player and the most important thing for me is to focus on the next few games up to January.”
The former Manchester United coach also praised Berbatov for his skill and talent, and expressed confidence in the fact that managers around the world will hope to welcome him into their teams.
Berbatov, who plied his trade for the north Londoners before his move to Old Trafford in 2008, is being viewed as a much needed addition for the club by AVB following Spurs’ unimpressive performances in the final third this season. Tottenham’s current forwards haven’t been anywhere near prolific in front of goal and it has become crucial for the manager to land reinforcements in that position to ensure the club stay on course for a top 4 finish this season.
It is being reported that Spurs may table a bid in the region of £3m for Berbatov.