Aston Villa are said to be keen on the former Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Fulham man.
It has been reported recently that Aston Villa are eyeing up a potential move for former Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov.
The Bulgarian is a free agent after leaving AS Monaco this summer. The Express claim that Stiliyan Petrov told Tim Sherwood that Berbatov was still good enough to do a job in the Premier League.
That deal is now looking unlikely. Aston Villa may have lost Christian Benteke, but it seems they are going to bring in Emmanuel Adebayor and Rudy Gestede this summer. Coupled with new arrival Jordan Ayew and the in-form returning Libor Kozak, it looks like Villa have sufficient striker cover.
Now it seems someone else is chancing their arm on bringing in the veteran striker.
It is reported today that Berbatov could be on his way to back to Germany.
Sport Bild are reporting today that Werder Bremen are hoping to bring the player in this summer, as a replacement for former Chelsea and Wigan Athletic striker Franco di Santo – who has joined Schalke 04.
Berbatov previously played in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen, leaving the Bundesliga for Tottenham in 2006.
Should Villa be upset?
If Berbatov doesn’t come to Villa it is easy to mourn that idea. A popular figure no doubt, but in reality, in footballing terms, it is no great loss.
He is a world class player but at 34-years-old not what Tim Sherwood or Villa need at this time.