Sheffield United midfielder, Sander Berge, is once again being linked with a move to Serie A.
In unsurprising news emerging from reports over in Italy, Berge is being linked with a move to both Roma and AC Milan.
Calciomercato makes the claim. They suggest that Roma boss Jose Mourinho could look to sign Berge, while Milan’s long-term interest in the Norwegian sees them in the mix as well.
Berge, who was persistently linked with a move away in the summer, has returned from injury for United to good effect recently. Much like Iliman Ndiaye, keeping Berge is widely regarded as Paul Heckingbottom’s priority this month.
Calciomercato claims that the Blades value Berge around the £15m mark. However, the Italian pair believe that can come down owing to Berge’s contract situation.
The Blades paid £22m to sign Berge when in the Premier League. He was integral last season as United made the playoffs. However, a series of injuries has seen his consistency hampered at times.
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While out of the pair, keeping Ndiaye would be the priority for most Blades, the notion of selling Berge doesn’t sit well.
This is a midfielder who, on his day, is as good as anyone in the division. This is also a player who if we do win promotion, will have no issue in performing at Premier League level.
United’s stance is said to be clear on Berge. No sale unless a £35m release clause is met. Roma and Milan, then, might have another thing coming if they think a cheap deal is there.
Should United hang onto and keep Berge fit, then promotion beckons. And that, rather than a quick £10m or so, is surely more important.