Report: Dimitar Berbatov available for free, West Ham offered surprise deal

West Ham have been offered the chance to sign Dimitar Berbatov, according to reports.

According to the Daily Mirror, West Ham United have been offered the chance to sign former Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov.

The 34-year-old made his name in the Premier League with Spurs, scoring 46 goals in 102 games for the North London club before moving on to Manchester United in 2008.

A further 56 goals in 149 games for the Red Devils cemented Berbatov's position as a Premier League hero, with fans enamoured with the Bulgarian due to his exceptional technique - even if it came with a sometimes frustrating languid style.

Now, Berbatov is available on a free transfer having left Monaco earlier this summer, and he will be on the lookout for a new club, possibly in the Premier League.

The Mirror report that Berbatov's representatives have told Premier League clubs of the player's availability, and amongst those clubs are West Ham.

Slaven Bilic's side are currently without forwards Enner Valencia and Andy Carroll due to injury, and a move to sign Berbatov on a short-term deal may not be the worst idea for the Hammers.

With Premier League experience and a proven track record, Berbatov could give West Ham some relief in attack, with Bilic desperate for a striker given the spate of injuries recently.

Wages would of course be a factor with Berbatov, but if West Ham would rather avoid spending a huge fee on a new striker, Berbatov should certainly be under consideration.

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