Ex-Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov has confirmed that former Manchester United, Spurs and Fulham striker Dimitar Berbatov has held talks with his old club regarding a Premier League comeback.
The Bulgarian hit-man is currently a free agent after seeing out his contract with Monaco earlier this summer and is on the lookout for a new club at the age of 34.
Although his advancing years are, perhaps, a worry, Villa are reportedly looking at the languid forward following the exit of Christian Benteke, even though Tim Sherwood’s side have snapped up both Rudy Gestede and Jordan Ayew to bolster their attacking ranks.
And Petrov has confirmed that the two-time Premier League champion has discussed a move to Villa Park, but that no agreement has yet been reached:
“There were talks but I can’t reveal you anything at the moment,” he is quoted by The Express.
“It’s a nervy period for Berbatov, his agent and Villa and they’ll be the first to announce if there’s something.”
‘Berba’ moved to England in 2006, joining Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen, and shone at White Hart Lane before tempting Man United to pay in excess of £30m for him two years later.
He helped the Red Devils to league and League Cup success in his stint at Old Trafford and eventually left to join Fulham in 2012.