Newcastle United are said to be keen on bringing Sheffield United star Sander Berge to St James’ Park.
Sky Sports reports how Berge is one of a number of players on the list of potential targets for Eddie Howe and his Newcastle side. Backed by their mega-rich new owners, PIF, the Magpies are expected to spend big in the January window to try and stave off relegation.
But if Newcastle do come for Sander Berge, then who might Sheffield United fancy the look of in return? Well, on this Christmas Day in 2021, we’ve taken a look at THREE from Newcastle who might suit this Blades squad.
A like for like swap, albeit Hendrick will be on bigger wages, but the midfielder is a fine player who is proven at Championship and Premier League level.
He’s made just the three appearances this season and could well be chomping at the bit to get some regular first-team football under his belt. At 29, he is experienced, and as a box to box midfielder, he is very much the business, especially at Championship level.
66 caps for Ireland tells its own story, too. Hendrick, then, would be an addition any Championship club would like.
It wouldn’t be a transfer window without mentioning Dwight Gayle now, would it?
The former Palace striker is once again in the wilderness at Newcastle and needs to get out and play games yet again in his career. Gayle, now 32, is another who is proven at Championship level.
He nearly fired West Brom to promotion the last time he was in this league and while the Blades have a number of strikers on the books already, few have delivered at this level like Gayle has.
With many calling for Robin Olsen’s loan to be terminated, United would need to sign a goalkeeper to ensure they have suitable company for Wes Foderingham. In Freddie Woodman, Newcastle have a goalkeeper who might be available.
The Magpies have Martin Dubravka and Karl Darlow ahead of him, and Woodman spent a fine season in the Championship with Swansea City last year.
At 24, he is ready to kick on now and would offer a serious challenge to Foderingham. And out of all the Newcastle squad, he’s one who’s less likely to be on huge money. Certainly, a player the Blades should enquire about if the Magpies do come for Sander Berge.