Former Sheffield United striker Brian Deane has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that he cannot believe speculation about Sander Berge potentially being sold for £12m this summer.
There has been talk about Berge’s release clause dropping following United’s relegation to the Championship, with some reports claiming that £12m could be all it takes to get the Norwegian midfielder out of Bramall Lane in the next transfer window.
Berge became the Blades’ record signing last January when he joined from Belgian outfit Genk in a deal said to be worth around £22m.
Considering that, Deane has rejected the idea that Berge could actually be sold for £12m, sceptical over the talk that the player has such a clause in his contract.
Speaking exclusively to FFC about the 23-year-old’s future, the ex-Sheffield United forward said:
“Considering they paid £20m for him, I think that whoever’s negotiated that… I can’t believe it. I can’t believe that would be true.
“I would say the minimum amount should have been what they paid for him.”
Whatever the case, a Bramall Lane exit for Berge does look inevitable following United’s relegation, with Arsenal just one club who are said to be interested in his signature.