Premier League clubs battle it out for Sheffield United star Sander Berge
Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge has reportedly been identified as one of the top transfer targets for several Premier League clubs, particularly Arsenal and West Ham United.
The 22-year-old has starred for Sheffield United ever since he signed for the club from KRC Genk in January 2020 for a club-record fee of £22 million.
This transfer record has since been eclipsed by the signing of youngster Rhian Brewster.
Berge has been a regular for Sheffield United, playing 25 times in all competitions since his arrival, making the defensive midfield spot his own during that time.
Whilst the Blades have only one point in nine games so far this season, Berge has been extremely consistent and has provided a string of very good performances, and with the disastrous form that they are in, Berge might be tempted to leave the club in January.
Arsenal reportedly wanted Berge in January whilst he was still at Genk, and now they are continuing their pursuit, wanting to go after him in the coming January.
Whilst plenty of Sheffield United fans are keen to keep him at the club, many have looked at the bigger picture, wanting the reported £40 million transfer fee that the Blades are demanding for the Norwegian, in order to fund their possible survival in the Premier League.
Apart from Arsenal, West Ham United is another club interested in Berge, seeing him as an option to cover for Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek, who are two of the Irons' best players, but the extortionate transfer fee that Sheffield United are demanding could push them away from signing him.
Arsenal are very limited when it comes to options in midfield, having Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos as the only players to fit that position, and getting Berge could be a very good signing.