Friday, July 25, 2008

United set to move for Santa Cruz?...

There's been a lot speculation linking the Champions to Dimitar Berbatov, much of it has centred on the likely fee, that was until Spurs chairman Daniel Levy reported Fergie and United to the Premier League for attempting to unsettle their leading striker.

Levy called Ferguson a hypocrite when making comparisons to stories linking Ronaldo to Madrid - in truth it's a poor comparison as United have been subjected to a media barrage of daily stories claiming that it's only a matter to time before the Portuguese star joins the Spanish club, but the United manager was quoted in the press saying that he believed Berbatov will sign for the Reds. Ferguson has hinted that he did not give those quotes to the media. Whatever the truth behind Ferguson's quotes Levy has gone off on one and it remains to be seen if Spurs will decide to sell.

Perhaps now is the right time for United to drop their interest in Berbatov, because there are some nagging doubts about his suitability for the Champions. For one thing, rumour has it that the Bulgarian sulks if things are not going his way and he's not exactly blessed with blistering pace. It isn't all bad though as the Spurs striker is brilliant on the ball.

However, with Levy throwing his toys out of his pram it could give United cause to review their target list and I wouldn't be at all surprised if we start reading more stories linking United to Blackburn's Roque Santa Cruz over the next few days. If nothing else it might make Spurs realise that United are not willing to budge on the transfer fee for Berbatov.

For the record, my money is still on the Reds capturing Berbatov this summer, but don't rule out a very early arrival for Santa at Old Trafford.

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