Sheffield United midfielder, Sander Berge, will just miss out on the chance to audition for his potential next club, Arsenal, this weekend.
The big Norwegian midfielder is said to be one of a number of players Arsenal are monitoring ahead of the summer window. The likes of Liverpool and Spurs are also reportedly keen, with the Blades expected to demand upwards of £35m for Berge.
But rather than getting his chance to impress Arsenal and Mikel Arteta this weekend, it looks like Berge will just come up short.
Blades interim boss, Paul Heckingbottom, has confirmed in his pre-match presser today that while Berge is out on the grass, he has yet to do any ball work with the squad and therefore, is still unavailable.
Arsenal fans, then, will have to wait a little longer if they wish to cast an eye over Berge.
Berge is good enough for Arsenal, he doesn’t need an audition anyway
This Arsenal team is nothing special anyway and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see United win this weekend, even though we have been dreadful of late.
The Gunners’ midfield is always an area of weakness and there is no doubt Berge would improve them if he did move. His size, power, strength, and guile with the ball all arguably an improvement on the likes of Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos in particular.
For Berge, it’s clearly a case of remaining patient for now. United, of course, would love him back ASAP.