Sheffield United midfielder, Sander Berge, is wanted by La Liga side Sevilla now too, according to reports from Spain last night.
The respected publication, Estadio Deportivo, claims that Sevilla have admired Berge for some time now. Their report states that the Spanish side’s director of football, Ramon Verdejo – also known as ‘Monchi’ – has had his eye on Berge since his Genk days.
Berge is expected to start the season for United this weekend against Birmingham City. However, his future remains uncertain. Arsenal are said to remain keen on Berge. Reports yesterday even suggested a £50m double deal could be on the table for both the Norwegian, and Aaron Ramsdale.
Sevilla’s interest in Berge comes after reports already state clubs in Italy want to sign Berge.
Italian media continue to speculate over a potential loan to buy move for Berge, with Napoli the main team mentioned. However, they also claim United would accept less than £15m for the midfielder, a figure which seems wide of the mark.
Sevilla could be an interesting proposition for Berge. They’ve won the Europa League six times, and will compete in the Champions League after finishing fourth in La Liga last term.
While a move to Napoli is also a massive move for Berge, interest from Sevilla will be of interest. He’s expressed a desire to play European football previously, and the Spanish side provide that.
Like with Napoli, though, Sevilla will need to pay up. Historically, too, they aren’t always huge spenders. They prefer to develop, nurture, and sell players on. Landing Berge, then could be a tough ask.
But from the viewpoint of Sander Berge, Sevilla does appeal. They play good football, compete in Europe, and La Liga is a slower tempo. Arguably, that would suit Sander even more.
The clock is ticking for clubs to make a move though. And with each passing week, United fans become increasingly confident Berge will stay put.