ESPN are this afternoon reporting that Galatasaray are ready to make a move for Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov.
The former Tottenham man has fallen well down the pecking order at Old Trafford in the last season or two and the Turkish club are ready to give him a fresh challenge.
Looking back at Berbatov’s Manchester United career, he has had his positive moments – he won the golden boot in the 2010/2011 season for example – but he has had far too much time on the bench.
This has led to plenty of speculation about his future over the last few months and Galatasaray are the latest to show an interest.
Club president Unal Aysal has this week said: “The Bulgarian is a great forward. I want him to join us but, of course, coach Fatih Terim has the final word.”
Should Galatasaray confirm their interest with a bid, it certainly seems likely that Manchester United will be willing to listen to offers.
As for Berbatov, he must surely be after regular first-team football. At 31-years-old, he should be at the peak of his career, not sitting on the bench.
Whether Turkey is the right place for him to go remains to be seen, but perhaps interest from Galatasaray will lead to plenty of other clubs coming forward.
Whatever happens, it seems unlikely that the Bulgarian striker will be at Manchester United next season.