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Berbatov to Man. United, Robinho to Man. City
by Paul Kennedy, September 2nd, 2008 7AM
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[TRANSFER TALK] The transfer sagas of Dimitar Berbatov andRobinho went done to the wire. Berbatov, the most sought-after striker on the summer transfer market, and Robinho, who has been very unhappy at Real Madrid, are headed to Manchester -- Berbatov to United and Robinho to City -- in moves concluded in the final four of the the final day of the transfer window.

Berbatov, 27, signed a four-year contract with United after Spurs agreed to a $55 million fee for his transfer. Earlier in the day, City had reached an agreement on a $60 million fee for the Bulgarian international, who had his heart set on signing with United. But United matched the offer and threw in 20-year-old strikerFraizer Campbell on loan for the 2008-09 season. With an hour to go before the Monday midnight deadline, United had its man.

Berbatov scored 27 goals in 70 games for Spurs after arriving from German club Bayer Leverkusen. He is considered one of the most versatile forwards in the English Premier League and joins a United strike force that includes Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez.

Just minutes before the end of the transfer window, City confirmed the signing of Robinho for a British record $58.5 million transfer.

Chelsea was also in the running for Robinho, whom Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster left out of the squad for Real's last two matches

The signing followed news earlier on Monday that City had agreed to a takeover by Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment from the club's owner, former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra, for $360 million.

 



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