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Ł38M For Berbatov - Levy's Having A Laugh

Ł38M For Berbatov - Levy's Having A Laugh

Tottenham reportedly demand Ł38m for Dimitar Berbatov - and United will not pay it.

The English press report that we have pulled out of our pursuit of Berbatov after learning that Spurs will not lower the aforementioned price which is quite frankly ridiculous.

Berbatov is a class act. His first touch is unrivalled in the Premier League, he's a good finisher and a threat in the air as well. His intelligence on and off the ball is obvious and he would be a huge asset for United.

But come off it, Ł38m? He's 27, his last season was mediocre at best - I know it wasn't because of his skills but because of lack of motivation but still -, and he's never played in the Champions League yet.

United are reportedly ready to pay Ł20m which is much closer to a realistic price. Maybe too low but Ł25m, for example, is really a reasonable amount for Berbatov - and I don't think Spurs will be able to extract any more money from any club for the Bulgarian who, according to Levy himself, expressed his desire to leave the club.

UPDATE: I of course overlooked the fact that Berbatov had played for Bayer Leverkusen before Tottenham and as such, he's got Champions League experience - he even played in the final in 2002!

Thanks for everyone pointing it out, now I'm going to put my head in a bucket of water. I still say that he's not worth Ł38m, though.

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Writer:Zae
Date:Monday July 28 2008
Time: 4:40PM

Comments

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If you have laid out 32m for Tevez and you will pay up to 18m for Carrick and 25m for Hargreaves then you should expect to pay 30m for Berbatov, you just think you can unsettle a player and have it your own way at a price you like, bollox to that pay up or ***** off
spurs
28/07/2008 16:51:00
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38m??? A "bit" too much?
Fan of Blues
28/07/2008 16:52:00
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As spurs just said, if you are paying that for monkey boy then pay the asking price for Berbatov, he has played Champs league for Leverkusen. You can bully clubs with money but like Carrick, if you want the player pay the price...
woddywoo
28/07/2008 16:54:00
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Well you know what you can do if you don't want to pay it.....**** off and find another player. He has two years left on his contract and another two years option on our side so pay up or forget it. You don't have a divine right for these players, maybe if you had any foresight then you would have got him two years ago.
GuySpur
28/07/2008 16:55:00
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I like you little poll, apparently vital Rael madrid have one up about Manure...
woddywoo
28/07/2008 16:56:00
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Yeah, I do think the great Spurs are having a laugh, and us spurs fans are laughing, how come Spam Utd fans ain't laughing. Oh no, because the joke is on them. I'd be happy to see Berba leave for £20 (to Barcalona!!) LOL
i miss vinny samways
28/07/2008 16:56:00
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End of the day Spurs are trying to price him out of the market and Berbatov has actually played in a Champions League final - Real Madrid vs Bayer Leverkusen in 2002!!!! Hope he stays COYS
ndradley
28/07/2008 16:57:00
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If you dont think Berbas worth 30M then you obviously dont watch enough of him to judge! If Tevez is 32M Berba is a hell of alot better then Tevez! do you expect us to give you our best player, just because he has expressed a desire to leave? even the most hard up ManUre fan must admit that Ronaldo has to a certain degree expressed a desire to leave! i dont see man u cutting his price so why the F**k should we! And for the record Mr journal of the year, Berba has played CL football with Bayer Lev.
DazzaTHFC
28/07/2008 16:57:00
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I think the point is Spurs dont really want to sell him, AND if we are they want to sell him abroad for 25-30m but if another Prem club want him the price goes up, Im sure you united boys wouldnt want to play against Ronaldo next season in a Chelsea team for example. 20M may well be a resonable price but if a club doesnt want to sell, then you have to make it worth there while.
mr_hot-spur
28/07/2008 17:00:00
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funny... i think the price is having the desired effect...! you might want to learn about the player before you start talking the odds though... he was the driving force behind Leverkusen going all the way to the final and scored against (your mates) Real Madrid. Typical, likes to shout and look foolish dont you!!! As for Spurs being your new 'Feeder Club'... get bent you ####ing reprobates, youve had Carrick and we pulled your pants down there and if you want Berbs, we'll do it again... you might like taking our players, but we'll take all your cash, or loan repayments...!
shamelessyiddo
28/07/2008 17:02:00
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