Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov finally sealed his switch away from Manchester United as he joined Martin Jol’s Fulham on a two year deal.
The 31 year old had been reduced to bit roles in the last season at Old Trafford as Sir Alex Ferguson opted young strikers Danny Welbeck and Chicharito ahead of the experienced Berbatov. The striker has repeatedly expressed his loyalty to the Red Devils but decided to move on elsewhere to get more football for himself. It is believed that there were quite a few clubs interested in the player’s signature but the Cottagers managed to convince him to join them.
“I’m delighted to have signed for Fulham and I look forward to playing under Martin Jol once again,” Berbatov told Fulham’s official website.
“As soon as I was aware of Fulham’s interest my decision to join was an easy one to make.
“I’m impressed with the set up here and the people have made me feel welcome. There is a close and personal feel around the club and I can’t wait to get started.”
Jol said: “Dimitar is a player I’ve always admired. He did well for me at Spurs and I’m sure that he will do well here at Fulham.
“He’s a player of great quality and technical ability who will give me the attacking option I’ve been looking for.
“When he’s not scoring goals, his ingenuity often leads to chances being created for his team-mates and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to convince him to come to us, as there was a lot of attention from other clubs.”Show
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