Is Dimitar Berbatov worth £30m?

Ollie Irish

4th, January 2008

78672519.jpgJuande Ramos has slapped a £30m pricetag on Dimitar Berbatov‘s head. Or, to be precise, the Spurs boss has said that ‘a club would have to break the British transfer record to sign Berbatov’. That means Chelsea or Man Utd (the only two English clubs who would buy the Bulgarian) would have to spend more than the reputed £30.8m that Chelsea spent on Andriy Shevchenko in 2006.
I don’t see Man Utd spending that much; Chelsea might. Berbatov is arguably the best striker in the Premier League, and he’s certainly one of the most talented players outside of the big four. Spurs don’t want to sell one of their best players, but as Ramos says, ‘everyone has a price’. Berbatov cost Tottenham £10.9m in 2006, and anything in the £30m region would represent very good business. If I received a £30m offer for Berbatov, who is 27 this month, I would accept it.
Is he worth £30m though? I would say not – I’d value him at £18-£20m. Have your say after the click…

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