Transfer deadline day is often more exciting than the first few rounds of fixtures in the Premier League and this one didn’t disappoint. Having left Manchester and avoiding flights to Italy Dimitar Berbatov landed in south west London signing for Fulham FC. The deal was worth £5 million and will see the Bulgarian ply his trade under the guidance of Martin Jol again.
Dimitar is undoubtedly one of the most naturally gifted players in the game, which is no doubt why he causes so much frustration. Despite the fact he ended the 2010-11 season as the Premier League’s joint-top scorer with 20 goals – including a memorable hat-trick against Liverpool he never fulfilled his promise at Old Trafford. No doubt Martin Jol will be looking to inspire the striker and encourage him to hit those heady heights that persuaded Alex Ferguson to part with around £30 million a few years ago.
Today’s fixture of West Ham Vs Fulham was a chance for 2 big strikers to try and regain past form, and to prove to the nation and world that they really were worth the best part of £60 million between them. Sadly despite Berbatov making his debut for Fulham today off the bench he was unable to inspire the team to score any goals as they ended up losing to Big Sam’s West Ham 3-0. I’m sure fans are hoping he find his feet and lives up to past reputation by scoring at home games in their next match against the surprisingly high flying West Bromwich Albion on Sat 15th September at Craven Cottage.