According to a report from The Telegraph today, Sander Berge could be sold by Sheffield United, although there is no prospect of a ‘fire-sale’.
In a lengthy and detailed report, The Telegraph claims that while there are divisions between Chris Wilder and the board, he has been assured of his position.
Further, it is also claimed that there will be no big sale of a number of key players, contrary to what some might be thinking outside of the club.
However, it is acknowledged that Sander Berge could be sold, if the right bid comes in for the big Norwegian. Berge, a club record £22m buy last January, has missed a big chunk of this season with injury.
But he is expected to fetch bids, with Aston Villa among the clubs already said to be keen on bringing Berge back to the Premier League.
Wilder has spent over £100m since promotion, with Berge, Rhian Brewster, and Oli McBurnie among those players to cost big money (in Sheffield United terms, anyway).
Sander Berge always likely to leave but the rest is good news
Not many Sheffield United fans can honestly say they expect to see Sander Berge lining up for the Blades next season.
Wilder has already conceded we are a bit of a stepping stone, so if the right bid comes in, it’s unlikely we will turn it down in all honesty.
However, the news around other players staying is good. The likes of Fleck, Egan, and Baldock, will all be very important in the Championship, while Brewster, Bogle, and Lowe should all improve.
This Sheffield United squad should have enough to mount a big charge if relegated. Keeping the best players, then, as Wilder has already hinted at, will be key in ensuring continuity.