Tuesday was rather fun as far as Sander Berge rumours went.
First, there were again multiple claims from Belgium about a possible move to Sheffield United this month. The Blades have been keen since the summer, and in the past few days there’s been talk of a €20m offer being made.
That offer was rejected, with Genk preferring to keep the midfielder until the summer, even if they agree a deal now, so although talks continued on Tuesday, there was no agreement.
Then, all of a sudden, media close to Manchester United reported Berge had showed up at the club’s Carrington training centre. There was even a photograph of someone who looked vaguely like the footballer.
He’s a midfielder, Man United need a midfielder, he’s Norwegian, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is Norwegian… it was all too tempting. However, it wasn’t Sander.
Wednesday’s edition of HLN report Genk are still negotiating with Sheffield United, with the Yorkshire club ‘planning a new and improved bid’.
Genk’s sporting director Dimitri de Conde is quoted as saying: “Some things are moving around our players, especially around Berge.”
Sheffield United’s next offer just has to be good enough.