Pundit Keith Gillespie has recent expressed doubts about the future of midfielder Sander Berge.
Gillespie was recently interviewed by Football FanCast and spoke about Berge’s situation at Bramall Lane. The pundit cast doubts over the Norwegian’s future at the club because of his injuries and he believes that the Blades’ season could’ve been different if Berge had been fit this season.
Berge has missed multiple games through injury this season and underwent surgery in January. The midfielder suffered what Chris Wilder had described to be a ‘freak’ injury. While clearing a ball away, Berge injured his hamstring, tearing off the tendon.
The Norwegian had arrived at the club from Genk in January 2020, with the Blades breaking their transfer record to sign the £16.2m-rated midfielder.
Is Berge destined for a summer exit?
Gillespie talked about the injury and delivered his verdict about Berge’s situation, saying: “Berge was brought in for a lot of money and he has been injured for most of the season, so that can hinder you because you want somebody with that quality to come in and help the side.
“Berge, who’s going to come in for him? He hasn’t played that much. You don’t know how injury prone he can be, he’s missed a huge chunk of the season. I certainly think he would have improved Sheffield United this season.”
During his time at the Yorkshire-based side so far, Berge has made 30 appearances in all competitions, having contributed to a total of four goals.
The 23-year-old has picked up a rating of 6.52/10 in the Premier League this season and last season, his rating stood at 6.81 only (as per WhoScored).
This suggests that he’s not had a great time at Bramall Lane so far and it isn’t clear whether him being fit would’ve made too much difference for Sheffield United.