Date: 1st April 2021 at 6:10pm
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Journalist Dean Jones has been speaking on the latest episode of Touchline Talk to discuss all things transfer-related ahead of this summer’s transfer window

The Eurosport man was discussing Liverpool’s potential transfer targets this summer and he mentioned Sheffield United’s Sander Berge a potential option for the Reds.

The Norwegian midfielder has been sidelined since the Blades’ defeat to Manchester United in December which has since forced the 23-year-old to have surgery on the hamstring injury suffered.

Despite speculation surrounding Berge and a potential move to Liverpool, Jones believes the Blades will not allow him to go for cheap as they prepare for life back in the Championship.

Speaking on the matter, Jones had this to say about the £16.8m-rated midfielder’s future in Yorkshire.

He said: “Sander Berge, by the way, is one name that I’ve written about – they’ll probably be looking to sell him if they go down.

“But he’s just had a long injury lay-off, and he’s not going to be cheap. So just to give an example there, I was trying to think of someone that could give us a decent example someone they might pursue and I think Sander Berge probably comes into that bracket but I think Sheffield United paid like pay £20m for him he’s a good player, no doubt about that but he’s just had a serious surgery, hasn’t been playing.”

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Chris Wilder bought the 23-year-old in January 2019 from Belgian side Genk for a fee believed to be in the region of £21.6m which was United’s record transfer fee at the time.

However, could the Yorkshire side be prepared to see their Norwegian leave this summer with interest from Premier League clubs in his services?

TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments…

From what Jones has said, it appears Sheffield United are prepared to sell the midfielder as a result of their looming relegation. However, one thing which is also suggested by Jones is that they will not allow him to go for cheap. If they are able to get a good price for the Norwegian then it could help set them up for their push to return to the top flight.

Not only would selling Berge potentially get the Blades a good sum of money to spend, but it would also see their second-top earner on just over £32k per week off the wage bill.

Although some fans may despair at seeing their Norwegian depart, in reality, it could prove to be a financially savvy move for the club as they prepare for life in the Championship.

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