Former Manchester United and Fulham star set to stay in France

Striker Dimitar Berbatov has agreed a one year contract extension with French club Monaco, as reported by the Daily Mirror.

Berbatov spent the second half of last season in the south of France and helped the big spenders to second spot in Ligue 1 behind champions Paris St Germain.

The Bulgarian notched six times despite being a bit part player under Claudio Ranieri after being released by Fulham on the final day of the January transfer window.

It was first thought that the 33 year old moved on loan to Monaco but Fulham confirmed that his contract was terminated, allowing him to sign freely for whoever he wanted to.

Now relegated, Fulham forked out more than £12million on Greek striker Kostas Mitroglou who has made just three appearances for the Cottagers and could well be on the move again this summer with Championship football unappealing.

Berbatov was set to be a free agent again this summer and a move back to England was rumoured, but Monaco have decided to extend his stay as they prepare an assault on PSG’s crown and Champions League football.


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