In the summer transfer window, a few Premier League clubs raided the Belgian league to strengthen the squad for the 2019/20 season and they were successful.
Brighton & Hove Albion signed Leandro Trossard from Genk and they were also keen on bringing his former teammate Sander Berge to the club.
The Seagulls joined Sheffield United in the race for the Norway international and the duo were interested in acquiring his services in the last window.
Graham Potter’s side and the Blades failed to convince the midfielder for the transfer and he continued with the Jupiler Pro League side.
Earlier this month, Genk’s director of football Dimitri de Condé confirmed his side received a “nice offer” from Sheffield United.
Ahead of Genk’s Champions League tie against Red Bull Salzburg, Norway’s TV2 spoke to Berge and asked about his decision to reject offers from English clubs.
“Overall, the right choice was to stay. So, people will always ask those questions about what was best, but I am very pleased with it. It was a good decision,” he explained.
When TV2 questioned the player specifically about interest from Sheffield United and Brighton, Berge said: “I can’t go into more detail about things, but of course it was interesting. I could have gone this summer, that’s not to hide. But I felt it was best to stay.”
Berge will have an opportunity to showcase his qualities while in action for Genk in the Champions League this season.