Dimitar Berbatov remains without a club having left PAOK Salonika.
Dimitar Berbatov scores for Tottenham Hotspur from the penalty spot
Tottenham Hotspur beat Fulham 3-0 in the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon, with Dimitar Berbatov in the BBC studio to watch his two former teams lock horns.
Spurs coasted into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup at Craven Cottage, as star striker Harry Kane grabbed a superb hat-trick to send Tottenham through.
Mauricio Pochettino fielded a strong team to get the job done, with Kane's inclusion something of a surprise given that he picked up a knock to his knee during Thursday's Europa League clash with Gent.
Kane starting was another sign that Pochettino doesn't quite trust summer signing Vincent Janssen to start, despite splashing the cash to land him from AZ Alkmaar last summer.
Janssen has struggled this season, and has still yet to score a goal from open play for Spurs, with his struggles leading to him being completely left out of the squad to take on Gent last Thursday.
Tottenham are subsequently short of attacking cover behind star man Kane, and a serious injury to the England international could severely hamper Pochettino's attempts to qualify for the Champions League again.
As BBC covered Sunday's meeting between Fulham and Tottenham, they brought in Dimitar Berbatov – who played for both clubs – as a pundit, and his appearance on TV set tongues wagging.
The Bulgarian, 34, is currently without a club having left PAOK Salonika last summer, and he remains a popular figure at White Hart Lane having scored 46 goals in 102 games in just over two years with Spurs.
Dimitar Berbatov (C) celebrates scoring for Tottenham
Berbatov commented on his future live on air, suggesting that he is still looking for a club and has no immediate plans to retire, leading Tottenham fans to take to Twitter and suggest a shock return to North London.
Many believe that Berbatov would be a far better option behind Kane than Janssen right now, and believe he could still do a job in the Premier League until the end of the season, claiming that a free transfer would be a low-risk move from Spurs at a crucial stage of the season.
Why don't we sign Berbatov until the end of the season as back up? His little toe has more ability than Janssen.— Ross Arnold (@RossArnold93) February 19, 2017
Could we swap Berbatov for Janssen please @SpursOfficial?— Diamond Lights (@Diamond__Lights) February 19, 2017
Berbatov will always hold a special place in my heart, lets sign him up. Can't get much worse than Janssen as a back up to Kane.— Danny Watkins (@dannywatty) February 19, 2017
Love Berba and if given the choice Id swap him for Janssen even now— Mike (@Motta_B) February 19, 2017
I reckon Berbatov would be a great addition to our squad for the rest of the season #COYS— Jon Wood (@JonDubbya) February 19, 2017
It's ultimately hard to see Tottenham make such a move given Berbatov's advancing years, and his laid-back approach hardly fits in well with Pochettino's high-pressing setup. Add in that he scored just five goals in 25 games for PAOK last season, and it seems that Berbatov isn't exactly the answer to Tottenham's issues up front - but despite leaving for Manchester United in 2008, he clearly remains a popular figure among Spurs fans who remember his quality.
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