Manchester United has confirmed that they’ve captured the signing of Dimitar Berbatov for a transfer fee believed to be worth £30.75 million. As part of the deal, Man United striker Fraizer Campbell will join Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long loan.
“This is a key signing. Dimitar is one of the best and most exciting strikers in world football,” said Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson. “His style and ability will give the team a different dimension and I’m sure he will be a popular player with the fans.”
The terms of the Berbatov contract are for four years. The Man United striker is expected to make his debut for the Red Devils against Liverpool in the September 13th match at Anfield.
According to an official statement from Tottenham Hotspur, “As part of the settlement [for allegedly tapping up Dimitar Berbatov], the club has agreed not to pursue its official complaint to the Premier League.”
While the transfer signing is a major coup for Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur looks like they’ve missed out on signing a star striker on deadline day to replace Berbatov. Campbell is an up-and-coming player but is no way an adequate replacement for Berbatov.