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Monaco release former United striker with MLS switch a possibility

AS Monaco have today announced that Dimitar Berbatov will be leaving the club this summer and the former Manchester United forward could now look to seal an MLS move.

Berbatov moved to Monaco in January 2014 from Fulham and scored a total of 18 goals in 53 games for the French side with eight assists.

The former Tottenham Hotspur star is 34 now but is likely to look for one more challenge before retiring.

A move to Major League Soccer could be a real possibility as he possesses incredible technique and would add goals to most sides across the league, though newly promoted Premier League team Bournemouth are also reportedly interested.

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He would likely have to be signed to a Designated Player contract because of his high wage demands but there are sides out there looking to strengthen this summer, particularly in attack, and so a move stateside cannot be ruled out.

Berbatov moved to the Premier League from Bayer Leverkusen in 2006 to join Spurs, where he scored 46 goals in 102 appearances, before moving to Manchester United in 2008 in a huge £30 million deal.

The Bulgarian forward netted 56 times in 149 appearances for the Red Devils before joining Fulham, and scored against the MLS All-Stars in the 2011 game at Red Bulls Arena, in a game United won 4-0.

Would a move to MLS suit Dimitar Berbatov? Which clubs could use the striker?

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About Louis East (1221 Articles)

Editor of MLSGB.com. Premier League and MLS reporter.

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