Former Manchester United and Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov has found a new club in PAOK Salonika in the Greek Super League.
Berbatov, 34, left AS Monaco after his contract expired earlier this summer and has been looking for a new club. He signed a one-year deal with PAOK, who are currently 12th in the Greek Super League after a draw and a loss to start the season. The Bulgarian striker has a long resume that includes spells with Manchester United, Tottenham and Fulham in England.
He might be most known for his time with Manchester United, where he scored 48 league goals in 108 games for the Red Devils between 2008-2012. He won two Premier League titles and one FIFA Club World Cup championship during his time at Old Trafford.
PAOK is coached by former Juventus defender Igor Tudor, and Berbatov will be the biggest name and most experienced player on the roster. Berbatov played 78 games for Bulgaria, scoring 48 goals and captained the country between 2006-2010 when he retired from the national team.
He spent the past season and a half with Monaco, coming over on transfer deadline day in January 2014. He played 53 in all competitions and scored 18 goals.
“Dimitar Berbatov showed all his talent and great professionalism,” said Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev to The Guardian when the club released a statement that Berbatov would not extend his stay in Monte Carlo. “He is clearly among the greatest strikers who have played for Monaco. We are proud of what he brought to the club and wish him the best in the future.”
Berbatov’s experience will come in handy as PAOK will participate in the Europa League this season, having been drawn in a group with Borussia Dortmund, FC Krasnodar and FK Gabala.