Sheffield United fans are fully expecting to see Sander Berge sold this summer, as the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, and Spurs all circle.
The Norwegian midfielder is expected to move on. Not only is he United’s most valuable asset in terms of players, but he moved to the club from Genk and is highly unlikely to fancy Championship football.
Of course, this all remains to be seen and the United board are apparently keen on keeping hold of Berge this summer.
Eurosport have claimed this week that Liverpool are keen on landing Berge as a potential Gini Wijnaldum replacement.
And if it is indeed Liverpool who United do end up locked in talks with, then the Blades should do all they can to try and bring Harry Wilson in in return.
Harry Wilson perfect for Sheffield United and proven in the Championship
The Blades will need a few midfield players as it is but in particular, United need someone who can play between the lines and create in the final third.
Talks have already suggested the club will seek someone to play the ‘Mark Duffy Role’ next season. How true that will ring remains to be seen, especially now Chris Wilder has left.
But in Wilson, United could get a player who ticks all the boxes. He proved himself with Derby just a few seasons back when Frank Lampard was manager, while he also enjoyed a good spell with Bournemouth in the PL last year.
Now 23, he is currently impressing at Cardiff, having scored four and set up a further ten this term for the Bluebirds.
Wilson will surely look to move on permanently this summer if he cannot find his way into Jurgen Klopp’s side. United, then, should be ready to pounce with Berge as the potential bait.
Losing Berge would be a huge blow for United, of course it would. But bringing a player like Wilson in to soften that blow would help and, more importantly, fill a gap in the XI we have so desperately needed this season.