Ever since a fresh-faced Dimitar Berbatov first mentioned that his striking idol was Alan Shearer (and whose isn’t?) rumours linking him with a move to Newcastle have been swirling around. While he’s always remained firmly outside of our price range, and a luxury player the club couldn’t necessarily accommodate, now he’s a free agent the rumours have surfaced again.
While the prospect of signing a 35 year old free agent isn’t exactly mouth-watering, it’s not one that many fans would dismiss out of hand. At his age he won’t be expecting to be starting, and he could provide the expertise and guidance that our young strikeforce desperately needs. Plus a one year deal would probably suit both sides, allowing the club time to develop players ready for the hopeful return to the top flight.
Likelihood? Never say never: this time the rumours might just be true.