Arsenal’s first offer for EPL midfielder rejected by Sheffield United

Arsenal’s first offer for Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge has been rejected, according to Sport Witness.

The Gunners reportedly bid around £17.2million for the 23-year-old, who was signed by United in January 2020. The relegated club are believed to demand around £30 million. Thus, if Arsenal are determined to sign him, they have to double their latest bid.

The Norwegian international is valued at 18 million by Transfermarkt. Paying more than 25 million seems a costly investment, especially when the market is filled with other players who fit the Mikel Arteta style more and are priced less.

The deal is made complicated by the fact that Genk placed a sell-on fee on the midfielder believed to be at 20%.

Thus, the English club will logically try to get the maximum out of Berge, who still has three years left on his current deal.

Many Arsenal fans believe that the club should rather opt for Brighton and Hove Albion’s Yves Bissouma who would suit their style more.

The Mali international indeed looks like a perfect fit with his strong tackling and ball retention ability when put under pressure.

It is still to be seen whether the Gunners will continue their chase of the 23-year-old with an improved bid.

Arsenal splashing £35 million on the Blades’ midfielder looks highly unlikely.

But you never know what this club is up to.

Yash Bisht 

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9 Comments

  1. MartinelliTheBench says:

    Let’s offer £17.2 million + £1

  2. Sean Williams says:

    Not that impressed by Sander Berge. Don’t know what he will bring to the team? Oh well.

  3. Mac says:

    Bissouma !

    Pair him with Partey

    Smith Rowe ahead

    Good to go ..

    1. Baabu Bawabu Nadhifu says:

      What if AFC went for Adama Traore and partner with partey. I saw him in midfield severally when at m’borough he is really good in moving the ball out from the back. able to take on 1,2 people very fast. I truely like him being wasted on wings or upfront. Can chek his past videos and comment

  4. Oracle Collins says:

    Please walk away there better players out their.let them keep their player .you can’t over pay this time .🤔

    1. RW1 says:

      What is the Arteta style? Am still waiting for someone to tell me coz I don’t consider tinkering a style

  5. Baabu Bawabu Nadhifu says:

    Mac the danger of Party and Bissouma is when they leave for Afcon AFC midfield will be trouble

  6. ACE says:

    B Soumare is better than both the Norwegian
    and Bissouma IMHO and far less expensive.

    Partey and Soumare would be a mouth watering
    partnership @ the Emirates

  7. The-Real-Vieira-Lynn-4ever says:

    why would we want this oft-inured player, especially considering our horrific history of injury plagued midfielders…if so, expect to read a lot of news excerpts like the following, “Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge has suffered another injury and will not be risked during what remains of the season. The 23-year-old has only recently returned to action after spending more than four months out with a hamstring injury”…is this part of some twisted Arteta plot to try and convince the underwhelming Ode to re-sign…hope not, as I don’t want either one of these individuals…as of right now, the only Norwegian I want to see in an Arsenal kit is Haaland and we all know that’s never going to happen under our current business model

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