Former Aris manager Giannis Michalitsos revealed that he had suggested the transfer of Dimitar Berbatov to the Greek club when the Bulgarian was just 19-years-old.
"I had watched a game of CSKA Sofia, where 19-year-old Berbatov was playing", he said. "I could see his talent and I asked some Bulgarian friends about him. They told me that he cost 1 billion drachmas and I suggested his transfer when I returned to Greece. Aris executives didn't make a bid, because they thought that it was a big amount for such a young player".