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Premier League interest in Sheffield United ace emerges



Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge is the subject of interest from one Premier League side but have not made a bid at this stage, according to a report from Yorkshire Live.

The 24-year-old was one of the Championship’s most wanted players last summer following the Blades’ relegation from the top flight, being the subject of interest from several teams in England and Italy as he looked destined for a move away along with Aaron Ramsdale.

Although Ramsdale secured a move to Arsenal last August, the Norwegian stayed put at Bramall Lane with a positive Covid-19 test late in the summer window ruling out any chances of him moving on.

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Football League World understands this previous interest from a range of clubs has dried up despite managing to impress in parts under Paul Heckingbottom, with his injury setback in the early stages of the 2021/22 campaign summing up his time at Bramall Lane thus far.

He has a release clause of £35m but with teams perhaps unlikely to pay that fee to lure him away from South Yorkshire in the summer, officials at the club may potentially be willing to lower their price tag.

The second-tier side’s coaching staff are keen on retaining Berge and in a positive bit of news for them, a top-tier side hasn’t acted on their interest in the Norwegian yet after making expressing interest in his services via the midfielder’s representatives.

The Verdict:

Judging by some of his displays, he belongs at the top level but you just feel he needs to have a reasonably injury-free season if he is to give himself the best chance of returning to a top-tier side, whether that’s in England or elsewhere.

But for the Blades, it may be ideal to cash in on him in the coming months with his contract expiring in two years and this upcoming window may be their last chance to get as much as possible for his services.

They should be willing to make a small loss on him – because losing him for a very low fee or on a free transfer would be a real blow considering they spent a reported £22m on him.

Finances also seem to be tight at Bramall Lane after seeing United barely spend anything on transfer fees over the last couple of windows, so having this injection of cash could enable Heckingbottom to put his own stamp on his squad.

The 44-year-old has earned the right to do so after enjoying a reasonably successful campaign in South Yorkshire – but may need to make a few sacrifices including selling Berge to fund other deals.

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