Manchester City are the lastest club to be linked with a move for Sheffield United midfielder, Sander Berge, according to reports from Europe.
Voetbal24 claim that Berge has caught the attention of City boss, Pep Guardiola. The City boss, it seems, has one eye on replacing Fernandinho this summer.
Berge is one of the players Guardiola has identified as part of a mini summer rebuild at The Etihad. As well as Fernandinho, City are also in the market to replace Sergio Aguero. Berge’s Norway teammate Erling Haaland, said to be on City’s hitlist.
Other clubs are also said to be keen on Berge. Eurosport have already claimed Liverpool and Aston Villa are keen. While Arsenal has also been touted as a potential destination for Berge.
Prior to leaving the club, Chris Wilder admitted that United were always going to be a stepping stone for Berge. And with the likes of City and Liverpool apparently in the mix, it’s looking increasingly like we’ll see the Norwegian midfielder move on this summer.
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United paid around £22m for Berge in the January window of 2020 so it was clear then that he was a highly rated player. And with the clubs being mentioned in the race to snap him up and the Blades apparently slapping a £35m price tag on him, it’s clear Berge is still valued.
It does seem almost inevitable that United will lose Berge. And it’s fair enough, in all honesty. He’s clearly good enough for the top level and didn’t move from Genk – where he had regular European football – to play in the Championship.
If United can get that £35m and Berge joins one of the Champions League clubs in England, then it will be a win-win situation and one nobody can really complain about.