Dimitar Berbatov is a fine, fine player, one of the best that has graced Craven Cottage in the Fulham's Premier League run.
However, he is no longer what they need. They're in the middle of a relegation scrap, where everyone needs to do their bit. Berbatov can not be relied on as he was once was.
The Bulgarian maverick only has five months to run on the rest of his contract, so it seems unwise to keep him hanging on at a club where he doesn't want to be. A move away would suit both parties better.
The striker will do a fine job should he return to his former stomping ground; if Tim Sherwood can get the best out of him, than they are looking at a decent return of goals to games.
Not only that but he is more suited for a team doing well, than one scrapping for their lives. Spurs are pushing for a Champions League place, having Berbatov in the ranks will bring invaluable experience when the pressure is on.
Fulham will move on from the sale of Berbatov - he is only one man after all, and they could even be better off from it.
Berbatov knows he is the best player in the club, but unfortunately he shows this when he feels the team doesn't match his standards. Too many times has he stood still with his arms flapping around.
At this point in the season Fulham need to rally around each other for support; it's already looking likely that more deadwood, in the shape of Adel Taarabt, is being shipped out.
That isn't to say that Berbatov is deadwood - far from it - he's not just as prolific as Fulham need him to be.
Furthermore, it looks likely that his replacement is on the cusp of joining the west London side. Kostas Mitroglou, is a very similar player, except younger (25) and enjoying a fantastic season.
Mitroglou has his own eccentric tendencies - he bizarrely collects hats - but he looks hungry and has his unique brand of football.
Berbatov has been brilliant for Fulham, and at £4m he was a bargain for the club.
But for both parties it's time the brief romance came to an end.
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