Arsenal in the hunt to sign No.8 Premier League midfielder

By | April 1, 2021

Arsenal and Tottenham could be ready to spar in the transfer market this summer for the signing of Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge. Norway international came through the ranks at Asker in his homeland and had a stint with Valerenga as well.

But, it was during his time with Belgian club Genk that Sander made his name, prompting Blades to splurge €24m on him in winter last year. Since his arrival, Berge had been a regular fixture in the side until he picked up a serious knee injury in December 2020.

Before his injury, the 23-year-old midfielder had played 30 matches for Sheffield, 14 of which came in the ongoing campaign, with a total tally of two goals and assists apiece. Sheffield United are staring at the prospect of relegation from the PL this term.

Sheffield United are rooted to the bottom of the table, with only 14 points from 28 matches, 12 off of Brighton & Hove Albion in 17th. Should they face the dreaded drop, they may have to let go some of their players in the summer, the Norwegian midfielder being one of them.

And this possibility has reportedly put Gunners on high alert, with Arsenal being long-term admirers of Sander’s skills. The London giants bolstered their midfield unit last summer with the signing of Thomas Partey, but the African midfielder has endured an injury-riddled debut season in England thus far.

With Dani Ceballos only being on loan and Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny blowing hot and cold over the course of the season, bringing in another central midfielder would serve Gunners well.