Talk about royally screwing over your employer’s employers.
Emil Dantchev, Dimitar Berbatov’s agent, has told the Sun that he has talked to Daniel Levy about Berbatov’s future at Tottenham and that if a big club comes knocking for Berba in January (or next summer), he should be allowed to leave Tottenham for his sporting ambitions.
The transcript of interview is below – all I’m going to say is, nice timing Dantchev, hope you got paid well by SunSport for opening up Tottenham to needless (and vicious) rumour mongering in January. Any club willing to buy Berbatov is unlikely to spend the 20m or more that Tottenham will ask in return, so a move in January looks unlikely, unless someone pulls a 20-30m rabbit out of their club hats.
Emil Dantchev, with SunSport:
“I have already spoken to the Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, and told him that if a club that corresponds to Dimitar’s class and ambition comes in with an offer that suits his current club in January, he would like to be allowed to go.
Dimitar is OK at Tottenham. I would not say he is happy. But his performances for the club are a testament to his commitment to the fans and his team-mates.
He has never stopped trying and scoring goals to help the team.
Fans must understand Dimitar is 27 next month and time is running out for him to play for a club that can match his ambition.
I would like to stress this is not about money. This is about sporting ambition.
Nor has it anything to do with new manager Juande Ramos. Dimitar is perfectly happy with Ramos and the way he is working.
But after Tottenham’s bad start to the season, it is unlikely they will have the chance to do something big this season.
It is a long-term plan for them. Dimitar wants to fulfill his potential and win trophies now.
He would definitely consider a move outside of England. That is not the issue. What matters is it is a club that matches his ambition and his level and there are only five or six around Europe.
Two clubs outside of England and one from the Premier League are interested in him.”
So that’s Manchester United and who else? Milan?