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Berbatov, Stekelenburg part ways with Monaco

01 June 2015, 21:10

Monaco - Ligue 1 club Monaco announced on Monday that Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov and Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg will be leaving the club.

Berbatov, one of his country's most prolific goalscorers and a former star with Manchester United and Tottenham, is at the end of his contract after scoring 18 goals in 53 matches for this season's Champions League quarter-finalists.

Stekelenburg, who helped the Netherlands reach the 2010 World Cup final where they were finally edged by Spain, was on loan from West London club Fulham, but is now also out of contract.

Also read: Berbatov sidelined for Monaco against PSG

The 34-year-old Berbatov has been linked with several clubs including a return to the Premier League although no official announcement has been forthcoming.

"He will go down as one of the great strikers for Monaco," said club vice-president Vadim Vasilyev of Berbatov.

"We are proud of what he brought to the club and wish him the best for the future."

Stekelenburg, 32, also found himself surplus to demand after Croatian Danijel Subasic nailed down the number one job and the arrival of talented French youngster Paul Nardi who spent last season on loan at second division Nancy.

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