Should Tottenham Hotspur Sell Dimitar Berbatov?

Paul DowthwaiteContributor IJune 20, 2008

At the start of the summer transfer market of the premier league, Tottenham Hotspur manager Juande Ramos is considering selling a truly great player: Dimitar Berbatov. But, is it the right move?

An argument against the sell is the fact that he is Tottenham's highest goal scorer last season with 15 goals; the 5th highest in the league. With that same rank league wise, he also accounts as the highest assist man for the Spurs.

So, as you can tell, he is no doubt a burden on Tottenham Hotspur.

But, there are a few reasons why selling him would be a good idea

(1) Football is all about money these days. At the moment, there is a 3 way bid between Barcelona, Inter Milan, and Manchester United. The highest bid is from Barcelona for £25 million, which is a large amount of money considering the bids are still pending for the other two clubs.

(2) If Tottenham do sell him for £25+ million, then Tottenham will be able to buy maybe a very high class international player such as Samuel Eto'o, or a few extra rising stars in football to add to the 2 new talents they have already acquired in Giovani Dos Santos and Luka Modric. Consequently, selling Berbatov could enrich the club greatly.

(3) Another reason why this move might prove worth wile, would lie in the fact that Ramos and Berbatov don't seem to get along; mainly due to Berbatov not following orders.

But, is there more to it that meets the eye? Either way they are only causing tension between themselves and other players.

So, what is the answer? To me, either way would be a good move.