Berbatov confirmed for White Hart Lane return - for one game at least

Berbatov Spurs

The Bulgarian, currently at Monaco, is set to play in Tottenham favourite Ledley King's testimonial on 12th May, amid rumours of a permanent return.

The £30 million striker, now 33, has been linked with permanent moves back to the club that first brought him to the Premier League for some time, and after agreeing to take part in Ledley King's upcoming testimonial match, will be in the right place to discuss such a transfer.

Berbatov suffered somewhat of an acrimonious exit from the club when he switched to Manchester United in 2008, two years after arriving at Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen.

He had scored a strong 46 goals in 102 games at White Hart Lane, with the club receiving a princely sum in exchange for his services, and at United he won 2 Premier League titles, on the way to winning the golden boot in 2011.

The classy attacker retired from international duty in 2010, having scored an impressive 48 goals in 78 games, and moved to Monaco at the start of the year from Fulham to fill in for injured star Radamel Falcao. Berbatov has done well in France, finding the net 8 times in 13 games to keep the Principality club on course for second in Ligue 1.

"I am really looking forward to returning to White Hart Lane to play in Ledley's testimonial," the former Manchester United striker told the Tottenham website.

"It is a fitting tribute for a great player and I can't wait to meet up with some of the past and present players. It should be a great night not just for Ledley but for the fans too."

Other former favourites such as David Ginola, Teddy Sheringham, and Darren Anderton will also be featuring in the exhibition match, in what should be a fitting celebration for Tottenham legend and former skipper King.

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