Turkish Besiktas Still Woos Bulgarian Football Star BerbatovSports | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 13:02| views
Bulgarian football star and Fulham striker, Dimitar Berbatov. Photo by BGNES
Bulgarian star striker Dimitar Berbatov is the primary aim on the transfer list of Turkish Super League football team Besiktas.
Besiktas will still apply effort to attract Berbatov even though the footballer's agent already confirmed that the Bulgarian will stay with the English Fulham.
The Turkish team was interested in the 32-year-old while he was still a "Manchester United" player, but the transfer never happened, BGNES reported.
Besiktas wants to increase its revenue from seasonal tickets by attracting big names to generate interest, local media reported.
Another alternative for the Turkish team is Duvan Zapata from Estudiantes, who is just 22 years old, but would cost only EUR 3-4 M.
Berbatov's agent, Emil Danchev, has confirmed earlier that his client will stay at Fulham for another season.
"Berbatov has a contract with Fulham for one more year and he intends to comply with it," Danchev told Russian reporters, as cited by Dnevnik.bg.
"He's happy at Fulham and he wants to stay another year," he said.
The agent refused to comment on other clubs' interests in signing the striker.
He explained that Berbatov, 32, will "continue playing football for at least two years."
Danchev did not rule out the possibility of Berbatov moving to Russia at a later stage of his career.
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