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Dimitar Berbatov set for surprise move to India to see out his career

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Some footballers just don't want to give the game up.

It's become common place that stars of yesteryear may see out their careers in warmer climates like America and India, and sometimes they want to cash in on their name and enjoy a last payday too (ahem, China).

At 36-years-old, Dimitar Berbatov still has plenty to offer given his style of play, but it appears as though he is all about winding down.

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After a season with PAOK in Greece during the 2015-16 campaign, the Bulgarian forward has been out of the game for a year and has still been linked with moves to the Premier League. Most notably, Newcastle.

Now the former Tottenham and Fulham man has decided to get back into the game, but he's not heading for England's top-flight - far from it.

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He's set to follow in former Manchester United teammate Wes Brown's footsteps with a move to Indian side Kerala Blasters.

Jim White of Sky Sports tweeted out the information on Monday and Berbatov looks set to wind down his career in style.

Berbatov won the Premier League Golden Boot back in 2011 as part of one of the last ultra-successful Manchester United sides.

Although his style didn't resonate with every United fan, Sir Alex Ferguson defended his stint at Old Trafford.

"I don't think Dimitar was a failure here," said Ferguson. "Some people like to see players run through brick walls all the time. Dimitar is not that type of player, but he is very talented player and he had a decent goalscoring record here."

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He also rejected claims that Berbatov had to be the star to thrive - like he was at Fulham - rather than a part of an all-star cast.

"That was not a problem for him," said Ferguson. "The problem for him here was the way we wanted to play and the selections I had to make. When you have choices you hope to make the right one. Javier Hernández had a fantastic first season with us and as time went on he became a more regular player than Dimitar."

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