Tim Sherwood's busy summer looks to be getting even busier. A report from today's Express detailed that Berbatov is anxious to return to the Premier League, and Sherwood appears to be willing to arrange a reunion for the Bulgarian. No figures have been released as to what kind of wages Berbatov would command, but his lack of transfer fee means that slightly higher wages are easier to justify.
Regardless of the departures of Christian Benteke and Andi Weimann, Berbatov's wages (which I assume would be substantial given his past pedigree) may be better used elsewhere. With the renaissance of Libor Kozak, the signings of Jordan Ayew and Emmanuel Adebayor, and the emergence of Callum Robinson, Villa isn't in the perilous striker situation it found itself after Benteke's departure.
There are elements of Berbatov's game, however, that have made him a world-class player at times during his career. If he finished a move to Villa Park, he would immediately become one of Villa's most creative players. Berbatov has broken down some of the world's best defenses in his career, and regardless of his current age, he still posses the ability to enter late on in a game Villa is trailing in and create a moment of magic where he breaks down the opposition's defense singlehandedly. Fellow countryman Stiliyan Petrov is still involved with operations at Villa, and the connection between the two Bulgarians may not be a coincidence.
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