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Dimitar Berbatov joins Kerala Blasters F.C. for Indian Super League 2017/18

Dimitar Berbatov, who played for Manchester United F.C and Tottenham Hotspur, will be playing for Kerala Blasters F.C. in the Indian Super League 2017/18 season.

football Updated: Aug 23, 2017 20:00 IST
Reuters, Sofia
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Dimitar Berbatov, who played for Manchester United F.C. in the past, has been signed by Kerala Blasters F.C. in the Indian Super League 2017/18 season.(Man Utd via Getty Images)

Indian Super League’s Kerala Blasters have signed former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker Dimitar Berbatov ahead of the 2017-18 season, the player’s agent said on Wednesday.

The 36-year-old, who has signed a one-year contract, was a free agent after leaving the Greek side PAOK Salonika in June 2016.

Dimitar Berbatov, who is Bulgaria’s all-time leading scorer with 48 goals in 79 matches, joined United from Spurs in 2008 for a then club-record fee of 30 million pounds (USD 39 million).

In Manchester, the Bulgarian scored 48 goals in 108 Premier League appearances, winning two league titles.

Berbatov will link up with Kerala’s new head coach Rene Meulensteen, who worked with the him during his time at Old Trafford as well as Fulham. Last week, the Indian club also signed former Manchester United defender Wes Brown.

Dimitar Berbatov, named Bulgaria’s Footballer of the Year on seven occasions, has also played for CSKA Sofia, Bayer Leverkusen and Monaco during his illustrious career.

First Published: Aug 23, 2017 17:47 IST