PHOTO: Ex-Tottenham and United man Berbatov signs for Monaco

The tempestuous Fulham forward has put pen-to-paper on a loan deal with the Ligue 1 title chasers for the rest of the season.

Dimitar Berbatov

Monaco have confirmed the loan signing of Dimitar Berbatov from Fulham, with the Bulgarian forward set to spend the remainder of the season with the Ligue 1 side.

Claudio Ranieri’s men have suffered the loss of key striker Radamel Falcao to injury, with the former Tottenham and Manchester United man filling in for the Colombian.

Berbatov could not hide his excitement upon signing for the Stade Louis II outfit, admitting that he jumped at the chance to move to France.

"I am both happy, excited and a little nervous,” he said.

“I cannot wait to start training with my new strike partner and begin a new chapter in my career."

There were rumours that Spurs made a last-gasp attempt to sign their former striker, but with Tim Sherwood stating that no new players would be arriving at White Hart Lane, just how much credence there was in the claims remains to be seen.

Berbatov has cut a forlorn figure for Fulham this season, scoring four Premier League goals in 18 appearances.

The ageing attacker is out of contract in the summer, and as such is likely to have played his last game for Fulham.

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