The newspapers were always going to produce stories linking Dimitar Berbatov with a move back to Spurs after the Bulgarian was left out of Manchester United’s squad on Saturday for the Champions League final with Barcelona.
One can only imagine his reaction at the news that he wasn’t even worthy of a place on the bench, but it’s possible that the player could see it as a final insult, after a period out of the team cost him a chance of winning the Golden Boot outright.
Berbatov left us for a fee in the region of £30m and while he is out of contract next season, £10m could be enough to seal his return. For a player who has just finished as the joint leading goalscorer in the Premiership, there are surprisingly few clubs linked with him – Newcastle is about the only other at present.
Last week Berbatov pledged his future to Old Trafford but this latest snub could have changed all that and a swift bid from Tottenham could take advantage of his undoubtedly sour demeanour this week.