Fabrizio Romano has tweeted “here we go” for the sale of Sander Berge to Burnley. He details that the Norwegian midfielder will undergo a medical with Burnley today.
Berge, 25, is in the final year of his contract at Bramall Lane. The club have offered him new deals over the past 12 months, but he has shown no interest in extending his stay, this was stated by Prince Abdullah in a latest interview.
Burnley have offered Berge a higher wage than Sheffield United, despite the Blades reportedly offering Vinícius Souza a higher wage than Burnley. A bid of approximately £12m has been accepted by Sheffield United, as reported by Alan Nixon.
Sheffield United already faces a shortage of midfielders, which is why they are actively searching for new players in that position. Losing their top player in that role would deal a major blow to their chances of survival in the Premier League even before the season has begun.
In this transfer window, the Blades have already sold Iliman Ndiaye for around £20m. If Berge is also sold, the potential income could be £12m. Sheffield United’s primary targets include Chuba Akpom, who might be acquired for £8m, and Vinícius Souza, valued at £5m with additional performance-based incentives.