However, his agent, Emil Danchev, has now revealed that the 31-year-old striker's transfer saga almost took another spectacular twist with a return to Spurs, four years to the day after leaving them for Manchester United.
"We were in touch with Tottenham at the last moment," Danchev told reporters at a press conference with Berbatov held in Sofia.
Danchev also revealed the number of clubs who had expressed an interest in signing Berbatov.
"I've also spoken with three Turkish clubs, three Italian clubs, three English clubs, and three German clubs," he added.
Berbatov made his debut for Fulham during the second half of their 3-0 loss to West Ham United on Saturday.