Why ex-United man Berbatov can still win more silverware in football

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United striker can still achieve glory in his career

Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has given himself a chance of winning more silverware before the end of his career.

The Bulgarian has today increased his stay at Ligue 1 runners-up Monaco, agreeing a one-year contract at the club.

Berbatov initially joined the French big-spenders on loan from Fulham in January, with the cottagers eventually terminating his contract. Since then Berbatov has gone on to score nine goals in 14 appearances for Monaco, while Fulham were relegated from the Premier League.

It means Berbatov’s chances of winning more silverware in the near future are significantly increased, with Monaco seemingly having unlimited cash to throw at the transfer window.

The club can still finish up to just four points behind French Champions Paris Sait-Germain this season, having only been promoted from the second-tier last summer. Second place in their domestic league will pave the way for Champions League football for Monaco next season, and with high activity in this summer’s transfer market expected, who knows what they could achieve.

Last summer saw the recruitment of Radamel Falcao from Atletico Madrid for a fee in the region of £50m. The club also signed João Moutinho and James Rodríguez from Porto for around £60m, and Eric Abidal on a free from Spanish giants Barcelona.

Similar activity could see Monaco become a real force in next season’s elite European competition, and close the gap on league rivals PSG. 

Berbatov, who has won numerous silverware at Bayer Leverkusen, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, was seemingly in his career swansong during his time with Fulham. But his next contract at Monaco may yet see him become a part of something special at the hugely glamorous, wealthy French club.

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