Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov claims that it was yet another last moment magic that led to the move to PAOK.
The Bulgarian striker recently joined the Greek outfit on a one-year deal. This brought his spell with the French outfit Monaco to an end. Best known for his time at Tottenham and United, the striker has been nomadic in the last few years. This has been largely down to last-minute talks according to Berbatov, who has revealed the circumstances that led to his move toPAOK. Speaking about the move, the Bulgarian striker revealed that it was the owner ofPAOK who convinced him to move to Greece.
After holding talks with coach Igor Tudor, he decided that it was the right move for him at this stage in the career. This move happened despite some Premier League showing interest in signing him on a short-term contract. The likes of Bournemouth and Aston Villa were eager to bring him even on a loan spell. Such is the quality of the striker when it comes to scoring goals. The move toPAOK also provides Berbatov with the ability to take part in the Europa league. The striker says that he will look to entertain fans as long as he remains in the game.
“As with many other things in my life, it happened at the last moment. I spoke to the coach Igor Tudor, who told me they really wanted me. The owner of the team, Ivan Savvidis, insisted on signing me. Actually, he had asked me to join two years ago. Ultimately, that is what helped me make up my mind and that is why I agreed to join. For me, the fact I have provided entertainment and made fans smile after the match is really something that gives me great pleasure. I will continue doing so for as long as I play football,” said Berbatov.