Sheffield United midfielder, Sander Berger, has reportedly been offered a huge £100,000-a-week contract by Belgian side Club Brugges.
The Champions League outfit are thought to the be the frontrunners to sign Berge this summer. United have turned down a number of bids for the Norwegian midfielder and it’s believed Berge himself is not pushing to exit the club just yet.
However, according to Alan Nixon (via his Patreon account), Brugges are looking to tempt Berge into making more of a fuss over exiting United by offering him a huge wage. It’s claimed they could put as much as £100,000-a-week on the table.
Berge has started both games this season for Paul Heckingbottom’s side. Last season, he was a key player as the United boss deployed him in a more advanced attacking role. United paid around £22m for Berge when they were in the Premier League.
Reports earlier in the week had suggested Club Brugge could be willing to break their transfer record to sign Berge.
They are cash rich at the moment, having sold striker Charles de Ketelaere to AC Milan for more than £30m.
Our View: £100k-a-week Could Tempt Berge
Let’s be right, it would tempt anyone. If this report is right then that is a huge sum for the midfielder to earn, albeit in a league with less quality.
The addition of Champions League football might also tempt Berge back to Belgium. However, United will be holding their ground on the fee still, and it’s expected the club will demand more than £20m to even consider the sale.
Paul Heckingbottom praised his board for rejecting offers for Berge this week. However, if this contract offer is right then the Norwegian’s reps could well start suggesting he pushes harder to leave.