With January just around the corner, it’s always good fun to speculate and have a think about who Sheffield United might look to bring in and move on during the window. And when it comes to Morgan Gibbs-White, some Blades fans think Sander Berge might be worth the sacrifice.
Gibbs-White produced his finest display of the season at the weekend. He shone for United as they ran out 3-2 winners at Cardiff City, with the Wolves loanee helping himself to a goal and two assists. His goal was a masterful strike, and worthy of gracing any game, in any league.
But what about January? As things stand, Gibbs-White is on a season-long loan with United. At the moment, there’s no big reason to suggest Wolves recalling him either. Good news indeed.
However, the Blades’ long-term hopes of landing Gibbs-White look slim. That is, of course, unless United can win promotion against the odds…or offer Wolves an alternative. Step forward, Sander Berge.
Sander Berge for Morgan Gibbs-White?
As one United fan put it on Twitter, ‘it’s all a bit fantasy football’. But, it’s certainly something worth considering when you think of the impact Berge has had, and the instant impression Gibbs-White has made.
It’s worth noting, there’s no suggestion of Wolves wanting Sander Berge. Indeed, his injuries have meant he’s had little chance to prove himself this season, and certainly, his value will have dipped from that £22m United paid for him.
However, for the purposes of this article, you have to say there is more benefit in keeping Gibbs-White than there is Sander Berge. Put simply, ‘MGW’ has taken this Blades side to another level. His presence and play in the final third has been outstanding all season. And in recent games, he’s gone to another level.
Of course, it’s just a suggestion. But over on Twitter, the question was posed, and it’s certainly one thing that’s got Sheffield United fans talking.
Yes. MGW has hit the ground running. I’ve yet to see anything special from Berge, certainly to warrant the fee.
Admittedly, he has had a bad injury from which he is still recovering.
— Nether Edge Now (@NetherNow) December 5, 2021
Who’s the bigger asset to the squad at this moment? With the new year approaching, the run up to the playoffs in our sights, who do we benefit from the most? Gibbs White or Berge?
— David Walker (@dawalker73) December 6, 2021
💯%, but I can’t see a world where he gets a permanent transfer to a Championship team. It’s really clear he’s far too good for this level. Berge has the potential to be, but is yet to prove it in England.
— Steve Food (@DundeeBlade) December 5, 2021
Love Berge but if it means we keep Gibbs White think I might let him go
— Stephen E (@sladeblade) December 5, 2021
Was thinking this, this morning at this minute I would but if we go up then keep Berge and put everything we got into getting MGW
— Theaks ⚔️ (@Theaks1) December 5, 2021
Yes without a doubt. Berge will be like Michael Owen now and have hamstring weakness so likely to be injured a lot more.
— ⚔️Jason S⚔️ (@jasonshirt1) December 6, 2021