Back in April, it was revealed by his former Valerenga manager, Kjetil Rekdal, that Everton had tried to sign Sander Berge.
Unfortunately for the Norwegian youngster, who wanted to join the Premier League, the Toffees weren’t ‘generous enough’ with their offer, and the 19-year-old ended up at Genk in Belgium
At the time, Rekdal said it would surprise him if the defensive midfielder stayed at the Pro League club beyond the 2018/19 season, and he appears he might have been right.
Everton never appeared to return over the summer, and it remains to be seen if they are still interested.
However, if they are, they might end up missing out on him if they don’t make a move this winter, as Sevilla have admitted they would be open to bringing Berge in around that time.
The club’s president told the media, relayed by Fichajes: “Not only Berge, there are others. They are players Sevilla have been looking for years and desired by the club. We don’t know if they’ll come, but we’re looking at them, which include Berge.
“It’s our intention to incorporate them. We don’t know if it will happen, but we will not stop in our effort to get him”.
Quickly becoming a key player at Genk, Berge has been ever-present for the Belgian side, starting and finishing all 10 games.
Bought for around £1.8m, it wouldn’t be surprising if a transfer in January cost around ten times that, with Genk selling the likes of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Wilfried Ndidi for around £16m over the past two summers.