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EXCLUSIVE | Dimitar Berbatov turns down Al Ahly
Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has turned down an approach from Al Ahly for his services.
KingFut can confirm that the player’s representative Emil Dantchev had been approached regarding a potential move to Al Ahly, with the player refusing the first offer made for his services.
Not only that, but the agent had been in contact with former Red Devils boss Martin Jol, who has previously coached Berbatov at Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham, to check if the the Dutchman would have been interested in working with his client for a third stint.
KingFut understands that a $400,000 contract offer (pre-bonuses) was put on the table for Berbatov prior to Jol’s departure, for a deal running until next January, despite Al Ahly officials denying an approach for the Bulgarian.
Al Ahly are in the market for a top striker following the departure of Malick Evouna to Tianjin Teda of China, while doubts remain over Ghanaian forward John Antwi’s future in the Red Castle.
The 35-year-old left Greek giants PAOK at the end of the 2015/16 season and is looking for a club.
Berbatov enjoyed a stellar career in Europe, once becoming the most expensive transfer in Manchester United’s history, winning the English Premier League title twice, the English League Cup twice, the English Super Cup thrice as well as the Club World Cup during his time in Manchester & London.
The 7-time Bulgarian footballer of the year also won the English Premier League Golden Boot in 2010/11 after scoring 21 goals.
A move to Al Ahly is now off the cards after the departure of Martin Jol from the team.