One goal every 399 minutes: Is Tottenham's interest based on sentiment?

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keen on bringing former fan favourite and current Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov back to White Hart Lane, we look if the interest is purely sentimental.

According to speculation via numerous sources, Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made a £1m offer for Fulham's vice-captain Dimitar Berbatov.

Berbatov, 33, was a fan favourite at White Hart Lane, scoring 46 goals in 102 games before he securing a move to Old Trafford for a reported £30.75 million.

The Bulgarian is known for his unique style of play, which incorporates footballing intelligence, raw technical ability and an uncouth sense of composure. He has, and will always be regarded as one of the most stylish players to play in the Premier League, which means his name will be uttered in the same respect as Cantona and Bergkamp.

However, it's fair to say at 33 years of age the player has seen better days and now is more accustomed to being a big fish in a small pond, which is arguably the case at Fulham.

Last season, he did fantastically well at Craven Cottage, scoring 15 goals in 33 appearances which included three assists. But he has undoubtedly been off the boil this season, with just four goals in 18 games.

In comparison to his last five seasons in the Premier League, the former Bulgarian international is now averaging less shots on goal per game and obviously a poorer conversion rate, with a goal coming every 11.43 shots.

Berbatov now has just five-months left on his current deal at Fulham and North London rivals Arsenal are another side reportedly vying for his signature.

But I would argue both sides would be better suited looking elsewhere, whilst the £1m price tag looks endearing, he is still likely to earn a decent wage and could potentially offer nothing more than they already have.

The worst thing Spurs could do now is bring back a fan favourite and tarnish his reputation at the club, he should just be remembered for his former brilliance.

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