The future of Sheffield United midfielder, Sander Berge, is the dominant topic so far in terms of transfers at Bramall Lane, ahead of the summer.
Berge is one of the players within the Blades squad who is expected, above many others, to leave the club. Having signed for £22m back in January of 2020, the Norwegian midfielder had started to get up to full speed before picking up a nightmare injury against Manchester United.
But he is expected to be back in the squad this weekend for the trip to Spurs. Paul Heckingbottom has confirmed his fitness and will select Berge in the squad.
And when it comes to the potential of Berge leaving, Yorkshire Live journalist Nathan Hemmingham has said no United fan will complain if Berge is sold, as long as the club sticks to their guns.
“I’m told that if he leaves Sheffield United, it will be for serious money. All this talk of they’re going to cash in and get their money back, is not the message we’re getting back,” Hemmingham said.
“If a club comes in for him that’s got serious money – and i’ve been given the figure, and I can assure fans that if they’re true to their word then there’s no fan that complains at the figure – because the feeling is they were going to cash in on the cheap.
“They’re going to hold out for a certain amount. If a club with that money and size comes in, it works in a lot of ways and you can’t stand in Sander’s way.”
How much will Sheffield United demand for Sander Berge?
Unlike Hemmingham, we can’t proclaim to have been given an exact figure when it comes to Sander Berge. But we can only assume it will be over the £30m mark if United do sell.
The Sheffield Star has previously claimed United will demand around £35m for Berge. That figure, if true, seems about right. It just depends if someone will pay it.
For what it’s worth, we’d like to see Berge in red and white in the Championship. He would dominate that division and would give us the best possible chance of winning promotion. That would be worth more than the £35m we might get, albeit, at a risk.
Either way, we’re thinking the reports about Berge won’t be going away for a long time yet.