Leeds United yet to make an approach for Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge
Leeds United are yet to make an approach for Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge with the Norwegian’s agent pushing for a Bramall Lane departure, as reported by The Star.
It had been suggested by Give Me Sport’s Dean Jones on Thursday 16 June that Jesse Marsch is eyeing up the 24-year-old midfielder as a potential replacement for Kalvin Phillips.
However, The Star reported on Saturday 18 June that no discussions have yet to take place between the two clubs.
Although, The Star did reveal that the midfielder’s agent is “attempting to place him elsewhere” after the Blades Championship playoff semi-final heartbreak.
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Marsch would be foolish not to at least enquire about the 24-year-old midfielder, especially if Phillips departs Elland Road this summer.
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Berge is a slightly different player to Phillips with the Norwegian certainly possessing more of an attacking threat than the Leeds United man.
However, if the midfielder was to make the move to Elland Road, it would be extremely hard for him to replace what Phillips brings to this Leeds side.
Nevertheless, Berge would be a good value signing with plenty of experience in English football that would benefit Marsch and Leeds in the long run.
Having a goalscoring threat from midfield adds another dimension for opposition teams to think about and is something that Phillips doesn’t offer.
With Berge entering the final two years of his contract, and with his agent reportedly pushing for a move, there is a good chance that Leeds will be able to secure a good value deal should they begin negotiations with the midfielder.
In other Leeds United news, talks are scheduled after Leeds tabled a big-money bid to secure another new signing.