Fancy a bit of Berbatov?

I was going to write this article about an hour ago but I’ve only just managed to pick myself up from the floor after laughing so hard.

The Sun is suggesting that Alan Pardew is weighing up a move for Manchester United’s current No9, Dimitar Berbatov after the striker huffed off due to being disregarded for the Champions League final at the weekend. Now I know speculating is fun, but I think this rumour is taking it a bit too far.

Apparently Berbatov is valued at Β£7.5 million by Manchester United which is not overly outlandish to be honest. The player is currently on wages of around Β£80,000-a-week however which is where this rumour falls to pieces. That plus his age of 30 are not what the club are trying to do.

Most of us have seen the pictures of Berbatov with an Alan Shearer shirt in the past. Apparently he used to idolise our former No9 and kept that shirt as his prize possession of his youth. It’s a shame that Berbatov won’t get the chance to find out what life was like for Alan Shearer by spending a bit of time playing his football at St James’ Park.

One more for the rumour mill? You bet. In my mind there is absolutely zero chance of Berbatov arriving at Newcastle at any point in the near future. He’s a great player to have when things are going well, but when things turn and your backs are against the wall he isn’t exactly the type to put up a fight. We aren’t a seasoned Premier League team again, yet, so we still need to maintain some of our fighting spirit for this season.

I know people will point to the fact that Berbatov was the top scorer last season, but that was in a Manchester United team that won the title. Would he get as many chances created for him at a team like ours? Probably not.

So while it may be nice to dream of a move for Berbatov, I feel that this is just another case of The Sun being the The Sun and peddling rumours that have no substance to them.

Still it’s good for a laugh πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

26 thoughts on “Fancy a bit of Berbatov?

  1. I am eying up a move for a brand new Range Rover but that wont happen either, great player but Ashley was badly stung by Owen and i cant see him doing that again

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  2. Still need an old fashioned No9 to lead the attack. Got HBA, Nolan & Jonas to create & chip in with goals; assuming 4-2-3-1

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  3. No way this will happen. I would actually be quite happy if we picked up Danny Graham though. I think he’ll be able to make the step up

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  4. If the Jouro’s anything to go by, it appears we’re in for Gameiro OR Gervinho, not both.

    If we’re palying a waiting game, as the Journo suggests, could there be a possibility we’ll end up with neither?

    http://www.journallive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2011/05/31/nufc-may-persuade-kevin-gameiro-to-snub-spain-61634-28791846/

    Faced with the choice of one or the other, I’d be inclined to plump for the one who genuinely wants to join us….. any thoughts?

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  5. Let’s try again with this one, without the link to the Journal

    Third time lucky?

    If the Journal’s anything to go by, it appears we’re in for Gameiro OR Gervinho, not both.

    If we’re plalying a waiting game, as the Journo suggests, could there be a possibility we’ll end up with neither?

    Faced with the choice of one or the other, I’d be inclined to plump for the one who genuinely wants to join us….. any thoughts?

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  6. Lesh – No not related. I was busy writing why your comment disappeared when the news about Scholes came on SSN πŸ˜†

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  7. Bet Scholes’s relieved that retirement doesn’t mean he’s now classified as spam!

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  8. cwarr07 – Gervinho has agreed but #nufc have not spoken directly to Gameiro & are resigned to him holding out for a move to spain.

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  9. I’d be surprised if Berby was only on Β£80k per week when Rooney is reportedly on Β£150+.

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  10. Fur10ng PMF
    NUFC definitly looking to bring in both and are using this as a way of defusing speculation in either for fear of 11th hour bids by rivals!

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  11. Bobby – Rooney is on more than that mate. The deal he stropped off for earlier in the season is said to be worth Β£220,000 a week 😯

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  12. I thought Scholes has always siad that he was going to end his career with Oldham – his boyhood club?

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  13. Berbatov sits on bench, very upset.. = Newcastle signing him up as their new striker… talk about a tenuous fecking link…. Sorry he used to idolize Shearer….. So it must be true… sorry my bad…

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  14. Lesh – The geezer on twitter who seemingly has the entire toon army hanging onto his every word.

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  15. Fugg me I was only joking when I suggested this last neet.
    How well monitored is this blog Toonsy :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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  16. Without wanting to appear totally nuts here…but why can’t we have Berbatov?

    Ok there are varying reasons as to why is MIGHT not be feasable and many things have been said as “he’s too old” and “he’s too expensive” and ” his wages will be astronomical” and “he’s a sulker” .

    Now on all points fans may be right..BUT.. sometimes it can be of benefit to actually buy someone of his calibre regardless of his age, which is not really old as long as your fit.

    One thing Berbatov would guarantee is, GOALS, especially with the type of players we are going in for.

    Will Ashley push the boat out for this luxury? DEBATABLE but noit impossible.

    Would Berbatov want to come to a club that’s not in the champions league? again DEBATABLE…..BUT…..

    How many clubs that are in the champions league would actually push their own boat out to sign him?

    The way i see it is this……

    When you order your Mcdonalds meal and drink, it usually satisfies you for the price paid but theres always room for a nice dairy milk Mcflurry isn’t there as an extra treat.

    Who’s to say we won’t get a Mcflurry Berbatov πŸ˜‰

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