Tottenham tempted to take Golden Boot winner back to White Hart Lane

Sources are suggesting that Manchester United may finally decide to cash in on Golden Boot winner turned fringe player, Dimitar Berbatov, and sell the forward back to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Bulgarian international came to White Hart Lane in 2006 in a £16m deal, earning huge praise from pundits that eventually saw him complete a £30m switch to Old Trafford in the summer of 2008.

Berbatov had a rocky start to life as a Red Devil and failed to reach the peaks he showcased in North London, but finally came good in the 2010/11 campaign when the striker netted 21 goals in 42 appearances, sharing the Premier League Golden Boot award for that season with former teammate, Carlos Tevez.

Despite the achievement, the 30 year-old was devastated to be left out of the squad for United’s Champions League final against Barcelona and is yet to regain his place in the starting line-up, falling behind Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck.

Tottenham are currently relying on their midfield to take up scoring duties for the most part, with on-loan Emmanuel Adebayor the clubs main striking option and Jermain Defoe providing support.

Having already let go of Peter Crouch and Robbie Keane, Roman Pavlyuchenko looks likely to be sold next and any money from that deal could go into re-signing the Bulgarian international, who could go for as little as £12m, less than half of the price they sold him to the Premier League champions for.

Berbatov may not get a heap of chances under Sir Alex Ferguson, but one can be assured that the forward would find more first-team football under Harry Redknapp.

The Spurs manager arrived at White Hart Lane soon after the departure of Berbatov, and may be tempted into taking the deal seeing as how the Bulgarian is a tried and tested Premier League striker who could find his strongest form under the man-management skills of Redknapp.


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