Liverpool are reportedly interested in a deal for Genk midfielder Sander Berge. As reported by The Mirror, the Reds ae keen on the Norwegian international as cover for currently injured holding midfielder Fabinho.
The report claims he could be available for £18 million but Merseyside rivals Everton must ensure they are also in the hunt, and make up for a previous transfer error.
Everton have previously been keen on Berge.
Back in 2017, it appeared Everton could have got him for just £1.7 million. His former manager at Valerenga, Kjetil Rekdal, told Sport/Foot last year (as relayed by Sport Witness) that Everton would not meet that asking price. Therefore, he headed to Genk instead and is now worth exponentially more.
Now, the 21-year-old is exactly what Everton need in their troublesome midfield area. Everton have been weak in midfield this term. Injuries to Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin, the form of Morgan Schneiderlin and the exit of Idrissa Gana Gueye has left Everton struggling in that area.
Berge is the sort of talent that could easily make a huge impact in the heart of midfield and help turn things around for Everton.
At just 21, he is a top talent for the future and Everton must ensure they do not let the potential signature of Berge slip them by yet again.