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Berbatov Signs United Shirt - So What?

Berbatov Signs United Shirt - So What?

Dimitar Berbatov has signed a Manchester United shirt at the airport of Sofia, the Bulgarian capital. Interesting story and all, I can even see it irks Spurs a bit but it's no big deal.

It's common knowledge that we hunt Berbatov with all our might. I expect that negotiations are going as I'm writing this, and it's no secret that Berb wants to leave Spurs for Old Trafford, I know this. Therefore I know what signing a United shirt could symbolically mean.

However, imagine yourself into Berbatov's situation. You've just scored a brace and you're about to return to England. Walking through the airport nonchalantly you see fans proferring all sorts of things for you to sign.

You pick up a pen and scribble your name down a few times when you see that someone, some cheeky bastard, is offering you a Man United shirt. Now, I think Berbatov has realised what the aim of the fan was: he just wanted to create a big story and seeing that all the media and the fans jumped on it, he was successful.

But what could Berbatov do? Simply refuse a fan? But that's so rude. Explain to the guy that it would be disrespectful towards his current employers if he signed the shirt of the club which he openly craves a move to? If you've ever seen players at an airport, you know it's not the time and the place for lengthy explanations.

His only choice would have been to pretend not to notice the guy. I don't know if it was possible in the circumstances as the photo published by the Sun does not show the whole scene (I'm sounding like it was a crime or something...). He chose the slightly cheekier and bolder thing: he signed it.

Yes, it can be interpreted as a message to Spurs: hurry up, I want to depart. But, as I have stated above, there are other explanations as well. And does it really matter anything? What DOES matter is whether the two clubs can agree a fee now. Anything else is meaningless at the moment.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Thursday August 21 2008
Time: 2:07PM

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Im begining to think we wont even get him. What are we waiting for? we need to put in that 30 millioon pound bid.
21/08/2008 14:24:00
this was clearly a set up by the Sun to try to put some Paul Ince slant on the deal, which is clearly a nonsense
21/08/2008 14:24:00
RIG, he is worth it, believe me, though from a spurs standpoint I hope you look elsewhere..
21/08/2008 14:25:00
As a spurs supporter I am not bothered by this and I have seen many fellow supporters views that agree with mine. He will only be a man u player once you match our valuation but time is running out we need to find a replacement(s) and its looking more likely that he will be staying put.
21/08/2008 14:26:00
how would manu fans take it if Ron signed a Real shirt?
spurs Babe
21/08/2008 14:42:00
Zae, good article mate and a very good explanation of the cicumstances. Who really gives a ***k anyway. If you guys do sign him you will be getting one helluva player, i still think that he might end up staying though.
21/08/2008 14:46:00
Is there many manc's out there that actually think Berba will sign in this window.
21/08/2008 14:47:00
Honestly wouldn't bother me in the same situation, as written in the article, this just looks the papers playing silly buggers.
21/08/2008 14:47:00
Spurs babe, he could sign wy wifes knickers, dont mean he wants too be with her though
21/08/2008 14:48:00
pay us the money or go else where,
21/08/2008 14:50:00
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