Arsenal seem to have slowed down to a crawl in the transfer market – something that’s becoming a bit of a worry for many reasons.
Maybe something that could wake the board up is the potential departure of Dimitar Berbatov from Manchester United.
The 31-year-old Bulgarian took to Facebook to outline his desire to leave Old Trafford, posting a status which read: ‘Let me go!’
The man who cost £30.7 million four years ago from Tottenham is now available for reportedly £5 million!
The former Spurs striker says he is no use to anybody at the club after falling out-of-favour with Sir Alex Ferguson.
Berbatov recently said:
‘The truth is I love this club, but I am not going to be useful to anyone if I am not playing, and I want to play, I want to help.
‘But for unknown reasons it’s not going to happen or my chances will be limited, so it’s better for everyone if we say goodbye.’
He finished off by saying:
‘If not, I am professional and I will keep doing everything I can to help my team whenever I have the opportunity to do so.’
When Berbatov stated he would be available for just £5 million, he requested for talks with Fergie, after rumours surfaced saying United wanted £10 million for him.
He went on to say:
‘I am tired of speculation, I am telling you this.
‘I read the papers and I see they say £10m is my price.
‘I talk with Sir Alex and he says £5m.
‘So who is telling the truth, what do you think?’
Well. If he is available for £5 million, as he suggests, should the Gunners make a move for the ex-Spurs forward?
I’ve often labelled Berbatov as a lazy striker – someone who jogs rather than sprints.
But he does have some excellent skill and has a piercing eye for goal. He has that ability to do something brilliant in every game.
However, I don’t think we should go for him. Not because of his past clubs, but because we have a large number of strikers at the club already.
If we had ditched the deadwood then I would have taken him for sure, purely for the fact that he is a skilful player who has loads of Premier League experience under his belt.
Should Arsenal make a £5 million move for Berba? Or would it be best for the club to invest the money elsewhere?