By Azeem Siddiqui

22nd Jun, 2022 | 6:00am

Leeds United should refrain from paying £35m for Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge

Leeds United are interested in making a move for Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge, according to Give Me Sport journalist Dean Jones.

The Whites are coming on the back of a difficult campaign where they narrowly managed to escape relegation on the final matchday.

It is because of this reason that manager Jesse Marsch is keen to sign players who are capable of improving the squad.

Berge has two years left on his current deal with the Blades and it has been reported that he has a £35 million in his release clause.

Too expensive

With Kalvin Phillips being linked with moving away from the Elland Road, it is important that Leeds have players who can fill the void created because of the absence of the England international.

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For this very purpose, the Whites have already signed Marc Roca from Bayern Munich in a deal worth of £10 million in the ongoing transfer window [BBC].

Even though Berge is a quality player to have in the playing XI or the squad, a fee in the region of £35 million or even close to that will be an expensive business, that too for a player who did not take part in the Premier League during the last season.

Berge has been a Sheffield player since the summer of 2020 when he moved from Belgian club KRC Genk in a deal worth £20.70 million.

Since then, he has represented his current club in 66 matches in all competitions where he has managed to score eight goals and provided six assists [Transfermarkt].

Leeds need much more than that, and especially for that outlandish fee – this one should be ignored.

In other Leeds United news, Fabrizio Romano has shared if a ‘Sensational’ defensive midfielder has agreed terms for an Elland Road switch and become the club’s fourth summer signing.