Arsenal are considering a shock move for former Tottenham and Manchester united striker Dimitar Berbatov according to reports. According to daily mail, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has decided he will be signing a new striker once the January transfer window opens. Wenger is however weary of spending big in the January transfer window. Berbatov is however available for cheap hence he is on Arsenal’s radar.
Berbatov, 32, has reportedly made it known to the management of Fulham that he will consider leaving in the January transfer window. Only yesterday Fulham’s new manager Rene Meulensteen confirmed he will not stop the Bulgarian should he decide to leave Fulham at the end of the season or even in the winter.
Talking to the press Rene Meulensteen said : ‘I will never stand in the way of people’s ambitions. He is an immense player that I think any manager would want in his team – especially me,’ Meulensteen told Sky Sports.
‘I’ve worked with Dimitar for so long. I’m one of his biggest fans because I know what he can do.
‘I witnessed it every day on the training pitch at Manchester United.
‘I had a really good chat with him. But we spoke about him as a player and the most important thing for me is to focus on the next few games up to January, no more.’
Although not the type of striker I would want us to sign but should no other option be available, I will personally not mind us signing Berbatov. He is for sure better than Bendtner and considering we will stand little chance of signing the likes of Suarez, Rooney, Cavani and other big name strikers we have been linked with in January, I will definitely take Berbatov.
By signing Berbatov in January, we will have a striker good enough to complement Giroud in both the champions league and the premier league and we will only have spent circa 5 million pounds which we will have enough money to invest on other bigger targets in the summer – by when we will hopefully have ended our trophy drought. Aside complementing Giroud, he is also good enough to lead the line when Giroud is injured or in need of a rest.