Former Manchester United forward, Dimitar Berbatov has joined French side Monaco on loan from Fulham until the end of the season.
Berbatov opted to join the Ligue 1 side rather than rejoin former club, Tottenham as big-spending Monaco moved
for the thirty three year old, seeing they lacked cover for injured star Radamel
Falcao, who underwent successful surgery on a knee injury last week.
'I'm happy, excited and a little bit nervous to be honest,' Berbatov told Monaco's official website, www.asm-fc.com. 'I look forward to starting training with my new team-mates and open a new chapter in my career.'
Berbatov will wear the number 15 at
Stade Louis II, where he will stay until the end of the season, when his
contract with the Cottagers expires. Speaking
about the addition of Berbatov, Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev
said: 'Dimitar will bring us all his experience and talent. 'His
coming is of course connected to Radamel Falcao's injury. He played in
big clubs such as Manchester United and he's a big striker. 'We
still have two competitions to play and he will be an asset with
Emmanuel Riviere, Valere Germain and Anthony Martial. He has a different
profile than our other forwards.'