Tottenham, Arsenal join Villa in chase for relegation-threatened midfielder

Sander Berge TEAMtalk

North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal have reportedly joined Aston Villa in the race to sign a Sheffield United midfielder this summer.

The Blades look a certainity to be relegated this season as they sit 12 points from safety with 10 games remaining.

With that in mind, there is likely to be a firesale on their best players, with Sander Berge at the top of the list.

The Norway midfielder has impressed since his £22million move from Genk in January 2020, with Villa already showing an interest.

However, Jeunes Footeux, as cited by Sport Witness, claims that Berge is ‘not expected to last long’ if the Blades go down.

Reports in England have stated that Bramall Lane deal makers will try their best to keep their top talent. However, big offers for certain players are likely to be accepted.

Berge is certainly one of their most saleable assets and the report goes on to state that Spurs and Arsenal are both monitoring the situation.

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Blades want to recoup transfer fee

From United’s point of view they want a return on their initial investement, which means a price tage of £22m.

That may prove a little rich for all three interested parties, although a bidding war may drive the figure up.

Berge has not featured for Chris Wilder’s men since suffering a hamstring injury that required surgery back in December.

There is still some hope they he will return before the end of the season, although that will just put Berge in the shop window again.

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