June 16, 2024

Fulham eye ‘unbelievable’ Sheffield United star as £50m man’s replacement – Report

Sheffield United could face yet another battle to keep hold of star midfielder, Sander Berge, according to reports this week.

Berge has long been linked with a move away from Bramall Lane but after helping to guide United back to the Premier League last season, the expectancy has been he’ll stick around.

However, according to 90Min, the Blades could be tempted to cash in on Berge and Fulham are lurking in the background.

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Fulham keen on Sander Berge

According to 90Min, Fulham have kept Berge on their list from January. It comes as the Cottagers expect to recieve bids for star midfielder Joao Palhinha.

Palhinha is wanted by a host of Premier League sides, including Liverpool.

Berge, meanwhile, could be lined up to replace Palhinha, although the likes of Newcastle, West Ham and Everton are all keeping tabs on the Norwegian.

Claims from 90Min suggest the fact Berge is in the final 12 months of his contract could force United into a sale.

However, with funds already limited, it would make little sense for the club to accept a knockdown figure.

The Blades resisted attempts from Fulham to sign Berge in January. The big midfielder cost United £22m when the club was last in the Premier League under Chris Wilder.

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Sheff U News View: A pointless sale

It makes absolutely zero sense for United to move Sander Berge on this summer. Zero.

At the price points being mentioned as well – around £10m – it makes even less sense.

Berge is going to be absolutely vital to us in staying up. Whatever money we bring in simply won’t be enough to sign an international who is as accomplished as Berge.

If the board do have a wobble on this and end up selling, it will go down like a lead balloon. Berge simply has to stay, even if it means going for nothing next summer.

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