Report: Dimitar Berbatov wants shock Premier League return; prefers West Ham transfer

Dimitar Berbatov is reportedly looking for a move back to England - with West Ham his preferred destination.

According to the Daily Mail, Monaco striker Dimitar Berbatov is looking for a move back to the Premier League - and wants to join West Ham United.

Berbatov, 34, joined Monaco from Fulham just over a year ago, and has hit the limelight once again for destroying Arsenal's Champions League hopes.

The Bulgarian, formerly of Tottenham Hotspur, came back to North London with Monaco in the Champions League on Wednesday, and scored the second goal for the Ligue 1 side in their stunning 3-1 win over Arsenal.

Berbatov, who hit 122 goals in 305 games in the Premier League over spells with Tottenham, Manchester United and Fulham, is coming towards the end of his career - but according to the Daily Mail, still believes he has what it takes to succeed in the Premier League.

They report that Berbatov still has a house in Essex, and is ready to give it one last shot in the Premier League before he retires, with West Ham top of his wish list of clubs.

The Hammers are in dire form right now, and with manager Sam Allardyce's contract up at the end of the season, there could be plenty of change at Upton Park this summer.

Bringing in an experienced striker like Berbatov could be an interesting move, particularly given that they have athletic, energetic strikers like Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia to compensate for Berbatov's languid style.

The Daily Mail also report that Crystal Palace could be another option, but given West Ham's bigger budget and need for another striker, the Hammers would be a more realistic destination.

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