The transfer market seems to be kicking into gear now and Spurs are reportedly the latest club to line up a move for Sheffield United midfielder, Sander Berge.
That’s according to French publication Homme Du Match, who report that Spurs have offered around 20m Euros (£17m) for the Norwegian star.
Berge has so far remained in Sheffield but is not short of admirers after United’s relegation last season. Signed for £22m from Genk, the Blades board have remained insistent that Berge will only be sold if his £35m release-clause is met.
However, the Blades are also fully aware of the cost of relegation. The club is said to need to make up a £40m shortfall. Berge, and fellow big-money signing, Aaron Ramsdale, are both on Premier League clubs’ wishlists.
Indeed, conflicting reports today suggest Ramsdale to Arsenal has taken another step forward. Berge is also on the radar of Mikel Arteta. Indeed, the Gunners are also said to have had a £17m bid rejected previously.
Homme add that United remain firm and want at least £25m to consider selling Sander.
Clubs making moves, time for United to make their minds up
Obviously, it’s great to see United holding out for good money. We don’t need to sell in desperation, and the stance from the board is admirable.
However, with just a few weeks of the window left and clubs sniffing around our players, we do need to make a decision. Every player has a price, we know that. But if the club is planning on selling Berge and Ramsdale eventually, then we need to ensure plans are in place for new faces to arrive.
The last thing United need is a mad dash on deadline day. It’s imperative Jokanovic gets the right players and gets them in swiftly. And if that means accepting both Berge and Ramsdale are leaving, then so be it.