Leeds interested in Berge should Kalvin Phillips leave - journalist
Leeds United are interested in Sander Berge should Kalvin Phillips leave this summer, and Give Me Sport reports that they have a good chance of signing the Sheffield United star should they make a move.
It is looking increasingly likely that Phillips will end up at Manchester City this summer. Reports recently suggested that the Cityzens planned to make contact with Leeds following the international break.
City now believe that they can land the 26-year-old for £45 million. And with that, Leeds are making plans in case Phillips does indeed move to the Etihad Stadium.
According to Dean Jones, writing for Give Me Sport, the Whites are interested in Berge. And they have a good chance of sealing a deal for the Norwegian should they pursue a bid.
Sheffield United value Berge at around £25 million.
“Sheffield United’s Berge is understood to be one of the names on their radar – and Victor Orta has a good chance of landing him if a pursuit gets the green light,” he told Give Me Sport.
“Berge, 24, is valued at £25million and recently no other club has made contact over a potential deal.”
Leeds interested in Sander Berge
Phillips will leave a massive void in Jesse Marsch’s squad. No player was more important to Leeds during Marcelo Bielsa’s tenure at the club.
He struggled upon his return from injury late last season. But when Leeds played to his strengths, it quickly became obvious just how much of a difference he can make.
Berge has certainly shown plenty of quality during his time at Bramall Lane. He was labelled a ‘Rolls-Royce‘ by Rhian Brewster. And he is established as a Norway international.
Having said that, Berge has also struggled with injury. And some may view the £25 million price-tag as being quite steep.
But if a move works out, it could be a very, very good piece of business.
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