Arsenal are reportedly set to make a £2 million move for Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov to bolster their attacking options, according to reports in The Sun.
The Bulgarian international has had a difficult time this season and has reportedly decided to leave Craven Cottage club this month.
The Gunners could land the Bulgarian forward at a cut price £2m since his contract at Craven Cottage is due to expire in six months.
Arsene Wenger wants to bolster his attacking options going into the business end of the season and the 32 year old perfectly fits the bill. His interest is believed to have been prompted by a minor injury to first choice striker Olivier Giroud.
It isn’t going well for the Cottagers at the moment as a dismal run of results has seen them slip down the table and the striker made it clear last month of his intention to leave Fulham, and Arsenal are a side which can match his ambition.
Berbatov is a classy player and has a great track record of scoring in the Premier League. He netted 15 league goals for a mediocre Fulham side last season, and in 2010-11 was among the division’s top scorers with 20 in 32 games for Manchester United. He is in good form going into the New Year having netted his side’s second goal against West Ham on New Year’s Day.
He has a relaxed style of play and is great to watch when he is on the ball. His tricks, flicks and pieces of skill are all carried out with plenty of flair and although he may be 32, he has shown at times in the past year or so that he is still a classy player.
His finishing is top notch and would bring a wealth of experience necessary to win the title. He has won it before while at United and is also eligible to play in the Champions League, which is a huge plus.
Olivier Giroud just picked up a short term ankle injury and Nicklas Bendtner has now been ruled out for potentially over a month. The Gunners have Podolski and Walcott who can play in that role but having one extra face would certainly boost the club’s chances of lifting silverware at the end of the season.
He is a player who frustrates fans as much as he amazes them and is also capable of producing a moment of magic. In short he is a player capable of scoring a title winning goal with a flick of the boot, one who can help turn tight games. Wenger will be unwilling to sign him on a long term but a short term deal will be a good option for both the parties. At £2 million he would be a real bargain and could be a title winning masterstroke.
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