Report: Dimitar Berbatov weighing up MLS offer

Dimitar Berbatov

The former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker's contract with Greek club PAOK expires in the summer.

Former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov could soon be making a move to the USA if reports are to be believed.

According to Greek outlet Onsports.gr, the PAOK forward is weighing up an offer from an unnamed MLS club ahead of his contract expiring in the summer and is expected to make a decision on his future before the middle of next month.

Berbatov, 35, joined PAOK in September on a free transfer after leaving Monaco last summer but has since endured a frustrating season with the Greek top-flight side, making just six starts in 14 league appearances and scoring four goals.

The ex-Bulgaria international has been out of action for the past seven weeks with a knee problem and was criticised by both fans and the media in January for a lack of commitment after being sent off only 17 minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute in his side’s 1-0 loss at AEK Athens.

However, he subsequently hit back in bizarre fashion by publishing an interview with himself on his official Facebook page.

“Some media say you don't want to play for PAOK anymore?," Berbatov asked.

He replied: "This is why I am giving interview to you, and not to people who are coming up with stupid things like this.

"This is not true and with this kind of talks some people are trying to harm the team. PAOK is my team now and I fight for my team, even if this means a red card sometimes."

How much Berbatov could offer an MLS team at this stage of his career is up for debate, but having once been regarded as one of the Premier League’s leading front men, there is little doubt that his potential signing would create a few headlines.

The former United star’s recent struggles are an obvious concern, but it should be noted that he was appearing in the Champions League quarter-finals with Monaco just 12 months ago.

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