Cascarino: Sherwood has set Aston Villa up for someone like Berbatov

Former Aston Villa striker Tony Cascarino claims the club's manager Tim Sherwood has set the side up to accomodate someone like Dimitar Berbatov.

Former Aston Villa striker Tony Cascarino told talkSPORT why he feels former Tottenham and Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov would be a great signing for his old side.

The Daily Mirror recently reported that a move for the striker was something that Aston Villa were considering following his release from Ligue One side AS Monaco.

However, whether a deal happens before the end of the summer transfer window in one month remains to be seen.

“He’s a fabulously gifted footballer – What Tim has done is make young signings, with legs, who can get round the park and that doesn’t make Berbatov move so much and then I think he becomes a springboard for your team,” he told talkSPORT.

Can Berbatov be trusted?

The main question that will be on the minds of many Aston Villa fans is whether they can trust the player.

There are going to be situations over the next year where Villa are being fully tested and put under some real pressure.

In those scenarios it’s very important for the side to have every single player behind the ball and working hard to ensure that they become very difficult to break down.

Whether Berbatov has it in his locker to do that job is extremely doubtful.

Talented young side will be helpful

Where Cascarino is spot on with his comments is the suggestion that Aston Villa already have a good side to get the most out of Berbatov in an attacking sense.

There is pace in wide areas and intelligence in someone like Jack Grealish to play off of Berbatov at the top of the midfield, potentially creating a devastating partnership.

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