Dimitar Berbatov has named who he thinks would be the ‘perfect, perfect signing’ for his former club Manchester United.
Berbatov, who scored 48 goals across 108 Premier League games for United between 2008 and 2012, helping them lift two top-flight titles, feels Erik ten Hag’s side need a new striker but there is certain midfielder that has also caught his eye.
Unfortunately for United, they would not be the only club looking to sign the star player, who is likely to be able to pick whichever team he wants in the summer transfer window, with Spanish side Real Madrid also heavily linked with a transfer.
‘This is a player that’s caught the eye of every major club in the world,’ Berbatov told Betfred.
‘He’s playing really, really well for the age he’s at and he’s probably receiving offers as we speak.
‘Real Madrid is Real Madrid. When you see the name Real Madrid, when you read about the history of the club and see the famous badge, then you’re always going to be tempted to go there.
‘In this case though, because Jude Bellingham is English, I believe he may want to go back home and prove himself in the Premier League, which is the biggest league in the world.
‘He would want to play in the Champions League for sure, so that’s going to be one of the factors when he’s choosing his next club.
‘I would be more excited if Manchester United signed Jude Bellingham than I would be if they signed a new striker.
‘If they could get Jude Bellingham, then in my opinion he’d be the perfect, perfect signing.’
Quizzed about rumours linking Tottenham striker Harry Kane with a move to Old Trafford, Berbatov added: ‘I don’t believe that a move will happen.
‘I think Harry Kane’s legacy at Tottenham is so big, especially with him becoming the greatest goalscorer in the club’s history, that a move to another team in the Premier League could tarnish that legacy he’s built and would make the fans angry as well.’