Dimitar Berbatov: Signed, Sealed, Delivered—He's Yours!

David JacobsCorrespondent ISeptember 2, 2008

Just a short thought—

Now that Dimitar Berbatov has gone for a cool £30.75 million+ and a player who we've never heard of, Ramos and the rest of the squad have clearer minds to work from.

With fresh signings like Corluka, Modric, Pavlyuchenko and Bentley, things can only improve from this point.

There's no longer a grey Bulgarian cloud hanging over the dressing room—not taking anything away from Berbatov as a player, though.

However, I think there's one more problem, one that's still hanging over the board room at Spurs—Chairman Daniel Levy.

His continuous holding of Berbatov up until the last minute of the transfer period may have helped to hinder Spurs' first two matches of the season. All because of a complaint against Manchester United that he's no longer pursuing.

I want this to be a lesson to all club chairmen. If a player wants to go AND if he proves it by handing in his own transfer request, let him go because he'll only cause a bad atmosphere in the dressing room and cost points as a result (no pun intended).

Berbatov was moody enough without being controlled by someone who doesn't say anything close to advice on the pitch when it really matters the most.

Trust me, if there were such a thing as transferring chairmen, I'd make Daniel Levy No. 1 on my hit-list.