While the future of Sander Berge remains a bit up in the air for Sheffield United, it’s clear that he is a highly valued and liked teammate.
Berge, who signed for £22m in January 2020, has been missing since before Christmas for United, after picking up an unfortunate injury against Manchester United.
It was a real body blow for both Berge and United at the time. The big Norwegian was starting to show his best form for the Blades. And while relegation might still have happened, there’s no doubt he’s been a huge loss from the United squad and first XI.
Paul Heckinbottom has spoken about Berge’s future, too. The interim Blades boss admitting he’d love for Berge to stay. But that the midfielder is solely focussed on getting fit at the moment.
And speaking to the Saturday Social on Sky Sports this week, Berge also came in for praise off both Aaron Ramsdale, and Rhian Brewster.
What Rhian Brewster has said about Sander Berge
Brewster and Ramsdale were speaking about the FIFA 21 game when the topic of Berge came up. The Norwegian is the top rated player for the Blades within the game.
And both players believe that it’s a fair assessment of Berge, with Brewster admitting he calls the midfielder a ‘Rolls Royce’.
“I think it’s fair. Obviously me and Rhian didn’t get too long with him but yeah,” Ramsdale said.
“He’s a Rolls Royce,” Brewster added.
“Ask him next time you interview him. What does Rhian call you in training, and he’ll say Rolls Royce. ‘The Rolls Royce is back’ is what I shout at him.”
A number of clubs are said to be keen on Berge. Liverpool, Arsenal, and Aston Villa have all been credited with an interest in him.
United, by their own admission, will need to sell this summer. Berge is the most likely to leave. Especially, given the Blades will be able to command a fee which should almost cover the £40m the club needs to apparently offset.