Berbatov seals Fulham move

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Fulham have completed the high-profile signing of Dimitar Berbatov from Manchester United.

The 31-year-old striker arrives at Craven Cottage on a two-year deal, joining for an undisclosed fee, as confirmed by the club's official website.

Berbatov first came to England in 2006, when Cottagers boss Martin Jol, then in charge of Tottenham, brought him to White Hart Lane from Bayer Leverkusen.

102 appearances and 46 Spurs goals later, and the Bulgarian swapped north London for Manchester, after Sir Alex Ferguson paid £30.75million to take him to Old Trafford on deadline day in 2008.

In four seasons with United, Berbatov scored 56 goals in 149 appearances, and claimed the Premier League Golden Boot in 2010/11.

With competition for places as fierce as ever, and following the arrival of Robin van Persie from Arsenal, Berbatov has found his game time limited at United, and so Ferguson allowed him to move on in search of regular football.

Speaking after the completion of his transfer, the striker said: "I'm delighted to have signed for Fulham and I look forward to playing under Martin Jol once again.

"As soon as I was aware of Fulham's interest my decision to join was an easy one to make. I'm impressed with the set up here and the people have made me feel welcome. There is a close and personal feel around the Club and I can't wait to get started."

Jol added: "Dimitar is a player I've always admired. He did well for me at Spurs and I'm sure that he will do well here at Fulham.

"He's a player of great quality and technical ability who will give me the attacking option I've been looking for. When he's not scoring goals, his ingenuity often leads chances being created for his teammates and I'm delighted that we've been able to convince him to come to us, as there was a lot of attention from other clubs."

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