Berbatov 'not an option' for Leverkusen

Published Add your comment

Football News

The prospect Dimitar Berbatov leaving Manchester United to return to former club Bayer Leverkusen this summer has gone up in smoke after the Bundesliga side ruled out a move for the Bulgarian.

Berbatov's future at OId Trafford remains in the balance following a season of frustration for the 31-year-old, who made only five starts in the Premier League.

The former Tottenham striker had been the league's joint top goalscorer during the previous campaign, but has since fallen behind Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck in Sir Alex Ferguson's selection order.

A return to Leverkusen during the summer transfer window had been touted for Berbatov, as the German side strive to reinforce their forward ranks.

But, as much as Leverkusen would love to resign Berbatov, the United striker's valuation is too high for his former club, and they will instead pursue alternative targets.

"We are looking to find a striker, one that works well alongside Stefan Kiessling," chief executive Wolfgang Holzhauer told the Rheinische Post

"However, the return of Berbatov is not an option for us. We are still on good terms with him, but he would only be an option if he was available on a free transfer."

Berbatov scored 91 goals in 201 appearances for Leverkusen before leaving for Spurs in the summer of 2006.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Dimitar Berbatov
Premier League
Manchester United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again