Berbatov does not want to play for another Premier League club, says agent

The Manchester United striker is available for transfer this summer after becoming unhappy with a lack of playing opportunities but he does not want to stay in England.
Dimitar Berbatov’s agent says his client is not interested in playing for another Premier League club when he leaves Manchester United this summer.

Sir Alex Ferguson has made Berbatov available for transfer as the Bulgarian striker looks for regular playing time having made just 12 league appearances this season.

United took up an option in March to extend the 31-year-old’s contract until next summer to prevent him leaving for nothing at the end of the season.

A return to Germany looks the most likely outcome for the former Bayer Leverkusen man, who would cost 6-8 million pounds (7.5-10m euros) and has been linked with Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

United has considered offering Berbatov to his former club Tottenham as part of a bid for Luka Modric, but the forward’s agent insists he wants to play in a different country after six years in England.

“Dimitar does not want to play for another club in England,” Emil Dantchev told

“He would like to try a new challenge in another league. It has been a frustrating season and now he just wants to play football.”

Berbatov, who joined United from Spurs in a 30.75 million pound (38.4m euro) deal in 2008, was joint top scorer in the Premier League last season and Ferguson has warned he will not be allowed to leave Old Trafford on the cheap.

“Berba is a top, top player who has years left at the highest level,” said the United boss last month. “We won’t be letting him go for nothing.”