Sander Berge could cost £35 million for Arsenal - A smart option for Arteta.
London, England, 2nd May 2021. Sander Berge of Sheffield Utd back from injury during the Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. Picture credit should read: David Klein / Sportimage PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK SPI-1037-0001

According to Yorkshire Live, Sander Berge could cost £35 million for Arsenal. The Sheffield United midfielder has emerged as a target for the Gunners this summer, as they look to bolster their ranks in the middle of the park. Berge’s initial release clause with Sheffield United was worth £45 million, but it could reduce to £35 million, following the Blades’ relegation to the Championship.

What Does Berge Offer On The Table?

Sander Berge has been one of the bright spots in an otherwise dire campaign for Sheffield United.

Although the 23-year-old’s progress has been marred by an injury that has kept him out for the most part of the campaign, he has impressed the onlookers with his deep-lying playmaking qualities in the number six role for the Blades.

One of Berge’s biggest assets is the positional and passing awareness that allows him to distribute possession with ease. He is indeed quite crafty with the ball and can effortlessly spread it all around the mark.

Moreover, the Norwegian international has the tendency to move forward with the ball, occasionally joining the attack. But, it is his game-reading qualities and tackling prowess that makes him such a sought-after defensive midfielder in the Premier League.

Sander Berge could cost £35 million for Arsenal - He has been impressive this season.
London, England, 2nd May 2021. Sander Berge of Sheffield Utd during the Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London. Picture credit should read: David Klein / Sportimage PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxUK SPI-1037-0145

Is Berge A Good Target For Arsenal?

Arsenal will be desperate for midfield reinforcements this summer, as Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard return to Real Madrid following the end of their respective loan spells.

In addition, the club are braced to lose both Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi as they are not thought to be included in Mikel Arteta’s long-term plans while Mohamed Elneny has struggled to make an impact in the first team after initially making an impressive start to the campaign.

That is where Berge could turn out to be a sensible investment for the Gunners. Blessed with immense technical quality and positional awareness, the Sheffield United star should fit in nicely with Arteta’s tactical philosophy that revolves around positional discipline and a set pattern of movement.

The Norwegian could also offer the variety in midfield, alongside the more robust Thomas Partey. It could ultimately add another dimension to the club’s approach play, and considering his experience in the Premier League, Sander Berge should indeed be a viable target for Arsenal in the upcoming summer transfer window.

Jack O’Brien

A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.