Arsenal and Everton set to battle for Sheffield United’s Sander Berge
Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge attracts a variety of interests Premier League Clubs including arsenal and Everton. The Norwegian only returned to the field last week after four months with a thigh injury.
The Norwegian joined Belgian club Genk last January for a record £ 22m fee. And he played a key role in the top half of the league last season. His midfield performance received praise and earned him a solid WhoScored 6.46.
The 23-year-old midfielder suffered a serious injury in December that kept him away for over four months. His injury coincided with the relegation of Sheffield United and the sacking of club legend Chris Wilder.
United want to keep roughly the same roster they pushed for promotion the first time around. But they will have difficulty keeping their valuable goods in mountains.
Berge returned from his injury last week. Photo: Soccer.London
Premier League interest in Bergen:
Arsenal and Everton will face each other this summer to get Sander Berge’s signature. Manchester City and Liverpool also want to sign the Norwegian.
According to Sky Sports, United could struggle to hold mountains due to the interest of numerous clubs. And their descent has also led to a significant reduction in Berge’s release clause. At the start of the season, his release clause was £ 45million. But it fell to £ 35m after United dropped into the championship.
The Gunners will have to spend a lot of money this summer after a very disappointing season in which they failed to qualify for European competition for the first time since the Premier League began.
Everton, like Arsenal, will also miss out on European competition next season. But the club will support coach Carlo Ancelotti in the summer transfer window to improve his league position for the next season.
Arsenal and Everton fight for Berge’s signature. Photo: Soccer.London
Arsenal or Everton – who is better suited for mountains
Berge will no doubt be leaving Bramall Lane this summer. But which club suits Berge’s style of play better, Arsenal or Everton? Berge is a versatile player. He is able to play across all midfield positions and even in central defense. However, last season he was primarily a box-to-box midfielder for the South Yorkshire Club. At 6 feet and 4 inches tall, he’s also incredible at winning air duels.
Arsenal need someone to partner with Thomas Partey’s arrival in midfield last summer. The Ghanaian is more of a defensive midfielder and needs someone who can play alongside him on the move, which Granit Xhaka cannot offer at the moment. Berge’s tight control and ability to ride the ball and join the attack make him a perfect midfield partner for Partey.
For Everton they have two very similar players as Berge in Abdoulaye Doucoure and Tom Davies. Although both players are not as good as mountains in the air, they act in a similar position to the Norwegians. The Toffees should opt for a more defensive player to replace Allan, who was injured for much of the season.
The Gunners may also have an advantage over Everton as their deputy manager Albert Stuivenberg worked with Berge during their time in Genk.