Blades sign Sander Berge from the Belgian club


Newly promoted side for 2019/20, the Blades aka Sheffield United have signed the talented Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge. The player is signed for a reported club-record fee from the Belgian side Genk. Sander Berge has 20 international caps for Norway’s international team and has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal for the Blades. The player is signed for a reported fee of £22 million.sandre-berge-signs-with-sheffield-united

He played both matches against Liverpool in the Champions League in the earlier stage of the 2019/20 season. The player has made 98 appearances for the Belgian side, scoring six goals in this season. The record amount spent by Blades initially was 20 million to acquire the services of Oliver McBurnie in the summer transfer window of 2019.

Regarding Berge, the player joined Norwegian club Valerenga back at an early age. The player joined Genk in 2015 and won the title with the Belgian side.sandre-berge-to-sheffield-united

Sheffield United said owner Prince Abdullah took a “personal interest” in the signing and was “instrumental in the negotiations”.

Manager Chris Wilder said:

“When we sat down with Sander it was clear that he was really excited about coming here and that was great to see.

“I think this signing just shows how far we have come in a short space of time, that we are now attracting the likes of Sander to the football club. It’s a brilliant signing for us.

The signing comes as a statement of intent from the manager Chris Wilder. The manager has broken the transfer record for the fifth time in the space of seven months since they have got promoted to the Premier League. Moreover, the manager was keen on signing the player when the club was unsure of signing the Premier League. However, as the picture has got much clearer as the club is fighting for top-five spots and are placed above the Arsenal in the PL table.

The Norweigan is a holding midfielder and much more offensive compared to his new goals. For Blades, Oliver Norwood along with John Lundstram and John Fleck have excelled and bossed the midfield in many games. Hence, its quite interesting to see whom the Norweigan replaces in the midfield.