Sheffield United will demand a huge fee for Sander Berge this summer before they even consider selling the big Norwegian.
The midfielder is expected to be one of the United players in demand when relegation to the Championship is confirmed in the coming weeks, barring a miracle, of course.
But despite claims and worries of a big fire-sale happening this summer after Chris Wilder left, Yorkshire Live claims the Blades board have no such plans.
It is claimed that the United board insist they are under pressure to sell and will only consider bids which are deemed too good to turn down for the club.
That insinuates that United will demand way more than the £22m they paid for Berge in January 2020. It had been reported in the past few days that the Blades could seek to simply get their money back on Berge.
Yorkshire Live’s report, though, appears to quell that notion.
Sander Berge leaving Sheffield United? Still likely, but the board could win backing by holding firm
The fact is, Sheffield United will lose some players this summer. Most relegated clubs lose one or two, whether it be for big money or because players simply want to move back to the Premier League.
But the board at Bramall Lane, already with little credibility in the bank after parting ways with Wilder, could give themselves a glimmer of hope in winning fans back here.
If they do indeed hold firm and not buckle at the first sign of any bids, it might well back up their claims. Obviously, at the moment, trust between fans and board is back at a low level.
If Prince Abdullah and Stephen Bettis can negotiate the summer without selling the likes of Berge, then United fans might just buy into their plan.
I may add, that is a big ‘Might’.