Sheffield United midfielder Sander Bege is a ‘long-standing desire’ for Sevilla, who could be given a chance to sign him this summer.

That’s according to Estadio Deportivo, who explain the Spanish side’s interest and how fate could bring the two parties together at last.

They say that Berge is an ‘old object of desire’ for Sevilla director Monchi, who tried to sign him on ‘several occasions’ when he was at Genk.

That never happened because of the Belgian side’s high demands prevented anything from going through, even when Berge made it known publicly he’d be interested.

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In the end, the midfielder joined Sheffield United for €22m in January 2020 but is looking likely to move on this summer after their relegation to the Championship.

Berge has reportedly been deemed transferable by the Blades, and numerous reports from Italy have made it clear there are clubs there keen on him.

Indeed, earlier this week, it was reported that a move was on the way, with Napoli seemingly leading the way.

That means Sevilla will have to move quickly if they want the Sheffield United star and turn their long-standing interest into something more concrete.

Estadio say their priority is to add a striker and strengthen their defence, but they also need a player with ‘physicality’ in midfield, and Berge is a player they have ‘always liked’ for that role.

With him now available, it seems they could be tempted into a move as Monchi remains a big fan.