Dimitar Berbatov has been asked in an interview whether he would be interested in playing for Newcastle.
The striker is a free agent now after ending his contract at PAOK Salonika in the summer.
Speaking to The Times, Berbatov responded to the Newcastle question with ‘Everything is possible’.
However, a lot of that was to do with the knowledge that the Bulgarian legend had been a Newcastle supporter as a boy and his hero was Alan Shearer.
Berbatov was famously revealed, by his mother, to have worn a Newcastle United shirt bearing Shearer’s name to bed each night.
In this new interview, Berbatov points to other 35 year olds who are still going strong in English football and doing it in the Premier League, with Gareth Barry and Ibrahimovic the prime examples.
Berbatov was a class act and the fact nobody has picked him up after his release from PAOK Salonika doesn’t bode well, though one thing is for sure, if the Bulgarian forward does play again at the top level he has no worries about having lost his pace! The striker always relying more on inspiration rather than perspiration in beating the opposition.
Dimitar Berbatov speaking to The Times:
“Everything is possible.”
“I don’t think anyone said (Ibrahimovic) too old because he is a player at the top level where he plays, he can play for another two years, maybe more.
“He has the class and understanding of the game – also when to push himself and when to not waste energy, just the right moment at the right time and he’s there scoring goals.
“He has football intelligence and then for course you have Gareth Barry at Everton.
“I tend to watch the older players and see how they are playing and I admire both of them because, at this age, in football, it’s very difficult to maintain a high level of performance and for both of those players to do this is worthy of admiration.”