Aston Villa are reportedly keeping a close eye on many midfielders across the Europe.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Aston Villa are leading the race for Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge.
The Norway international was signed by Sheffield United in January 2020 from Genk for a fee of 24 million euros. The 23-year-old has a contract until 2024 with the club.
The midfielder has featured in 14 matches this term, netting one goal and providing one assist in all competitions.
The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Norway. The Sheffield United midfielder has also represented the Norway at various youth levels before going on to secure 24 senior caps for his country thus far.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Aston Villa.
Dean Smith wants to sign a new midfielder and Berge is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
Aston Villa have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential. Smith is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him.
Aston Villa are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
The Norway international will offer the Aston Villa boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “Aston Villa are emerging as the likeliest destination for Sander Berge. The Sheffield United midfielder is not interested in spending next season in the Championship. Berge would prefer to leave the club in the summer, and the Norway international could command a significant fee. According to Eurosport, Villa are admirers of Berge, and could make a summer move when Sheffield United are officially relegated. Berge has been absent since December following surgery on a tendon in his leg.”
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If Aston Villa can agree on a fee with Sheffield United, the deal should be easy to complete.
Good signing for Aston Villa?
If Berge is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Villa.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Aston Villa.
The 23-year-old is certainly a player that would strengthen the current Aston Villa squad and would be a good buy in the summer transfer window.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Aston Villa come calling for Sander Berge this summer.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.