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According to EurosportAston Villa is keeping an eye on Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge ahead of the summer transfer window and are the first favorites to sign him.
The Norwegian international has been injured since last December following a tendon operation, and could be put up for sale at the end of the season if Chris Wilder’s team fails to overcome the fall.
That’s a big question right now, as the Blades are 20th in the Premier League and 14 points from safety.
Berge joined the club from Genk for a club record fee of £ 22 million last January and would be willing to stay in the top flight should he drop.
Villa could use the quality of the Norwegian in the middle of the park next season, as manager Dean Smith looks to further strengthen his options.
The Midlands team will have to make some quality additions to their squad if they want to compete for the European places next season, and their owners will not hesitate to spend money if necessary.
West Ham United, Liverpool, Manchester United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Napoli they were all linked with a move to Berge before the January 2020 transfer window, and some of them could return for signing this summer.
The 23-year-old impressed Reds manager Jurgen Klopp when the two teams met in the group stage of the Champions League in 2019-20. and it would certainly be a good addition to a club like Villa.
While Berge is primarily a defensive midfielder, he is also capable of playing a bit further forward given his creativity and skill on the ball, and with Chelsea borrower Ross Barkley’s future at Villa Park, he’s not sure he could replace him.
Villa’s fans would love to have the Norwegian at the club this summer, and this is how some of them have reacted on Twitter to the report linking him to a possible move.
It would be a brilliant signing.
– Paul Brookes (@ Brookesy1986) February 23, 2021
23 years. It fits the age and profile Purslow spoke of. It is very exciting to be a fan now knowing that we are going in the right direction.
– Jonathan Ridgway (@AVFCJono) February 23, 2021
Yes please 🤩
– Toby (@ Toby88356511) February 23, 2021
Oh yes please 👀
– kyle_AvFc (@ kyle43016827) February 23, 2021
I like this very much
– Liam Haddon (@ liamhaddon1) February 23, 2021
Im begging you…
– Gus (@AVFCGus) February 23, 2021
The 11 also needs to improve if we want to be a top 6 team.
– Diggy (@avfcdiggy) February 23, 2021
YES YES YES GET IT RIGHT NOW
– TI Comboed (@ComboedOW) February 23, 2021
I’d say Luiz has returned to City.
– Kev Wilson @ (@luckysalt) February 23, 2021
People say we don’t need more midfielders, what if City activates the Luiz buyback clause and Barkley returns to Chelsea, it leaves us quite thin in midfield …
– James Fryer (@ jay_f_1) February 23, 2021
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