Poll: Has Berbatov earned new deal?
Reports indicate that Dimitar Berbatov is in talks to extend his Manchester United contract, with the Bulgarian striker’s deal due to expire in June 2012. The 30-year-old, who earns around £100,000 a week, is set for a 75 per cent pay increase following a season in which the former Tottenham Hotspur player has scored 20 goals in 29 games.
Indeed, United could break an unwritten club rule by offering the player a new three-year deal and not a rolling one-year contract often given to players over 30. Now in his third season with United, Berbatov could leave the club for free next June unless a new deal is signed.
The question is – has Berbatov done enough this season to justify the huge pay rise and long-term deal?