TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY: Fulham sign Manchester United forward Dimitar Berbatov

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FULHAM have completed the signing of Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov for an undisclosed fee.

Berbatov, 31, has signed a two-year deal at Craven Cottage and will again link up with manager Martin Jol, who he worked with at Tottenham Hotspur.

The former Bulgarian international moved to Old Trafford from Spurs in 2008 for a fee of around £30million, and he was the joint-winner of the Premier League Golden Boot in 2010/11.

However, he fell out of favour with the Red Devils last season and the arrival of Robin van Persie at the club this summer made him surplus to requirements.

Berbatov, who will wear the No.9 shirt at Fulham, told the club’s official website: “I’m delighted to have signed for Fulham and I look forward to playing under Martin Jol once again.

“As soon as I was aware of Fulham’s interest my decision to join was an easy one to make. I’m impressed with the set-up here and the people have made me feel welcome.

“There is a close and personal feel around the club and I can’t wait to get started.”

Manager Jol was thrilled to seal the signing of the seven-time Bulgarian player of the year.

He added: “Dimitar is a player I’ve always admired. He did well for me at Spurs and I’m sure that he will do well here at Fulham.

“He’s a player of great quality and technical ability who will give me the attacking option I’ve been looking for.

“When he’s not scoring goals, his ingenuity often leads chances being created for his teammates and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to convince him to come to us, as there was a lot of attention from other clubs.”

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