Berbatov’s agent admits Bulgarian wants to leave Fulham

Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov could be set to leave Craven Cottage after his agent admitted the Bulgarian is unhappy at the struggling Cottagers, writes The Mirror.

The former Spurs and Man United striker has not been able to find his most lethal form this season, netting a single Premier League goal, and with his contract expiring in the summer it had been reported that he would be seeking new challenges elsewhere.

Spanish giants Barcelona have been linked with a move, as have Turkish outfit Trabzonspor, but agent Emil Dantchev insists the priority is to find a way to keep the 32-year-old in England.

“I don’t usually speculate as nobody knows what will happen in January but what I can tell you is he (Berbatov) is not happy at Fulham,” said Dantchev.

“He would like, if possible, to find another option. I cannot comment (on whether there has been any approach) but the priority is to find a solution to stay in England.”

Mirror columnist Darren Lewis acknowledges Berbatov’s quality, but points out that the striker does not have the fighting spirit needed for a club battling to avoid relegation.

A management change is a sign that the powers-that-be at the club are keen to retain their top-flight status, but new manager Rene Meulensteen has been keen to iterate that saying the club have the fight to survive is all well and good, but proving it on the pitch is what is important.

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