It’s a tale of two strikers in the transfer columns today with one player insisting he has no intention of joining Tottenham while another has given the first indication that he may stay at the Lane despite issuing ‘want away’ signals for most of the 2010-11 campaign.
Dimitar Berbatov had been linked with a possible move away from Old Trafford with a return to Tottenham being cited as a real possibility. This followed a period on the United bench which ultimately robbed him of outright victory in the Golden Boot award.
However the player has said that he will stay until his contract runs out and maybe beyond: “I have a contract for one more year and I will go nowhere.”
“Now I am part of United’s 19th title and I want to be part of the 20th, that’s my plan.”
Meanwhile, Roman Pavlyuchenko, who had been stating for some time that he was desperate for a move away has talked in positive terms about next season.
“Our club is quite able to win the Europa League next year,” Pavlyuchenko told the Press. “We have a very good team, and we could still have reinforcements.
“As for the fifth place, we took a step back compared to last year, without getting into the Champions League, but it’s still better than sixth.”
While Pav’s comments stop sort of pledging his future to the club, it seems to be the first occasion for some months that he has looked ahead without talking of a transfer out of the club, so could it be that Keane, Defoe and Crouch have all climbed above him in the queue for the exit door?