Report: Arsenal and Everton lead race for £35million-rated midfielder
Arsenal and Everton are reportedly leading a host of clubs that are lining up a swoop this summer for Sheffield United’s Sander Berge.
According to Sky Sports, Premier League duo Arsenal and Everton are interested in the 23-year-old.
It is explained that Sheffield United’s confirmed relegation from the Premier League means that midfielder’s release clause has dropped from £45million to £35million.
His £10million price drop has only fuelled more interest in him, and Sheffield United will struggle to keep hold of him as they prepare for next season in the Championship.
Berge, who’s still a Premier League player for the next few games at least, has missed a large chunk of the season through injury.
The central midfielder played his first senior game of 2021 during last weekend’s defeat to Tottenham, and is a highly rated player despite the fact he’ll soon have a relegation on his CV.
Berge is a versatile midfielder that can play either a box-to-box role or sit in deeper as a defensive.
The Norway international is a 6ft 5in colossus that offers a real presence in the centre of the park, and has shown he can be a real force in the Premier League with some of his displays at Bramall Lane.
For £35million, he’s definitely someone that on paper could be a great addition for Arsenal or Everton.
Arsenal desperately need something extra in their midfield engine room next season after a completely underwhelming campaign that saw them lose in the Europa League semi finals last night to Villarreal. Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton are a talented team looking upwards trying to be competitive with the league’s best.
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