Ex-Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov becomes a free agent - Premier League return on the cards?

Bournemouth are reportedly interested in former Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov.

Former Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has become a free agent.

The former Bulgaria international has been released by Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco, as reported by BBC Sport.

Berbatov joined Monaco in January 2014 after being released by English Championship club Fulham.

The 34-year-old scored seven goals and created 18 chances in 26 league appearances in the recently concluded 2014-15 season.

The former Bayer Leverkusen star had a pass accuracy of 76% and a shot accuracy of 48%, and won 56 headers, three dribbles and 10 tackles.

Newly-promoted Premier League outfit Bournemouth have been linked with a move for Berbatov this summer.

According to a report in The Independent last month, the Cherries are “considering a shock move” for the Bulgarian.

Bournemouth will be fighting for survival in the English top flight next season, and it seems that they believe that signing Berbatov will aid their cause.

While the former CSKA Sofia star has been successful in the Premier League, he is past his best and will probably struggle with the pace in England if he returns.

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