It’s been a relatively quiet window for Sheffield United this month, with more focus on outgoings than incomings as Paul Heckingbottom looks to balance his squad out. However, one player there has been little mention of is Sander Berge. Until now, that is.
That’s because reports from Italy have suggested Venezia have made a last ditch attempt to sign the Blades star. According to Trivenetogoal, Venezia have approached the Blades about taking Berge on loan for the rest of the season.
However, in what is good news for Sheffield United fans, the report states that Venezia’s attempts to lure Berge have been flatly rejected by the club and Prince Abdullah.
Berge, one of United’s top earners, was expected to attract attention in the summer and now. But a series of injuries and lack of minutes has seen clubs go cold on the Norwegian. For now, then, it seems like Berge is staying in South Yorkshire for at least another six months.
Our View: No Point Loaning Berge Out
This would have been pointless, other than to save another chunk of money. United have done well in shifting on some dead wood this window. The likes of Burke, Verrips, Olsen, and Mousset all needed to go and have done.
Keeping Sander Berge in the squad was always going to be one of the discussion points. He remains probably our best asset in terms of resale value. But a loan move suits nobody here.
Thankfully, the United board have simply said no.