‘Edu you better not’: Some Arsenal fans react as club reportedly face ‘repeat of Xhaka mistake’
Some Arsenal fans have been reacting on social media to reports by Yorkshire Live, that Sander Berge is not pushing for a move away from Sheffield United.
The Blades are resigned to losing their prized asset after being relegated from the Premier League and are braced for bids. But no club has yet submitted an offer for the 23-year-old, who made 15 appearances between injury last term.
Berge is also not pushing for a move away from Bramall Lane and will not hand in a transfer request. Instead, the midfielder is focusing on what he can control and will work with a personal trainer to be in the best shape for pre-season.
Arsenal are interested in signing Berge this summer with the Norwegian’s name featuring on Technical Director Edu’s shortlist. Albert Stuivenberg, one of Mikel Arteta’s assistants, is also a big fan of the 24-cap international.
Sheffield United believe their chances of retaining Berge are slim given the interest in his services. But the South Yorkshire outfit will demand that his £35m release clause is triggered to sanction a deal.
The Blades feel they signed Berge from Genk on the cheap at £22m in January last year. An interrupted start to life in the Premier League and a hamstring injury also failed to convince them that he is worth anything less.
Berge’s camp are also not putting any pressure on Sheffield United to sell amid interest from Arsenal. He is happy to stay at Bramall Lane if that is what the club decide and will tackle the Championship with 100 per cent commitment.
Arsenal fans react to Berge transfer update
Some Arsenal fans would also be happy for Berge to stay at Sheffield United this summer, rather than move to the Emirates Stadium. That’s because they question if his role should be one of Arteta’s priority positions to strengthen.
Others also question Edu paying £35m for Arsenal to sign the £33,000-per-week midfielder. As they feel the fee is more than Berge would be worth and there are better alternatives on the market.
So, here are some of the messages Arsenal fans have shared on Berge not pushing to join from Sheffield United…
He’s not Arsenal’s priority. He can stay there!— AllArsenalEverything (@Arsenalnoble) June 21, 2021
Edu you better not— ^ (@afcxjosh) June 21, 2021
its all agent talk to build up interest in his player— Abu Qasim (@Abuqasim124) June 21, 2021
He’s not worth £35mill,bissouma is tho— Thyla (@diablo_uchiha) June 21, 2021
£35m would be repeat of Xhaka mistake— HakiⓂ 💤iwa (@hakimzziwa010) June 21, 2021
I doubt they will get anything near that £35M in this market and can’t say that Berge have shown any consistent level to warrant that value either.— Geir T (@gtors1) June 21, 2021
My take: he either stays in Sheffield United or is sold late in the window for a value at max £20M
With that price he will finish his career there. Hes not worth more £18-23m— ArsenalStartingXI (@ArsenalStarting) June 21, 2021
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