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Dimitar Berbatov to join Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters: Reports

Dimitar Berbatov, who has played for clubs like Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United, is reportedly in talks to join Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters F.C.

football Updated: Aug 16, 2017 11:03 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Kerala Blasters FC‬,‪Manchester United F.C.‬,‪Wes Brown‬
Dimitar Berbatov might soon ply his trade for ISL side Kerala Blasters. (Man Utd via Getty Images)

Dimitar Berbatov, the Bulgarian striker best known for his time at Premier League clubs Tottenham Hotspur and later Manchester United, is in talks to join Indian Super League (ISL) side Kerala Blasters F.C., according to multiple reports in England.

Should he sign on the dotted line, Dimitar Berbatov will link up with former Manchester United team-mate Wes Brown, whose signature has already been confirmed by the franchise.

He will also be playing under the management of Dutchman Rene Meulensteen again, who was appointed head coach of the Kerala Blasters this year.

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Meulensteen was a part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s coaching staff when Berbatov signed for United. He also managed the mercurial Bulgarian striker at Fulham in 2013.

Dimitar Berbatov last turned out for Greek side PAOK in the 2015/16 season, meaning he hasn’t played competitive football for over a year.

However, the two-time Premier League winner will bring plenty of experience and name recognition to the Indian Super League as well as the Kerala Blasters.

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Dimitar Berbatov’s ex-Tottenham Hotspur strike partner Robbie Keane has already signed for defending champions ATK, who will in turn be managed by Manchester United legend Teddy Sheringham.

The latest installment of the Indian Super League is set to kick off later this year.

First Published: Aug 16, 2017 10:43 IST