According to Football League World, Newcastle United are monitoring Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge.
The Norwegian was part of the Blades side that suffered relegation last season, finishing rock bottom of the Premier League.
Berge has had a tough start to life in English football, joining Sheffield United for £22million midway through their incredible 2019/20 campaign.
Despite boasting a lot of potential, he has struggled to influence proceedings at Bramall Lane, seemingly unsuited to the system. He also had injury problems last season.
But despite his issues, Berge is certainly someone who can play at a higher level than the Championship. It was surprising to see him stay at Sheffield United this summer, with Arsenal reportedly keen to sign him.
Now he’s being linked with a move to St James’ Park, with Rangers also reportedly keeping an eye on the 23-year-old.
Sander Berge would walk into Newcastle United’s midfield
Steve Bruce tried to sign a central midfielder on transfer deadline day but failed. Hamza Choudhury nearly joined but the deal collapsed due to the club’s ridiculous financial limitations.
Despite having multiple options, Newcastle’s midfield needs massive improvement. Berge would bring that. He’s the kind of player we are missing.
He’s strong in possession, capable of breaking the defensive line with his forward runs. His ability to retain and recycle the ball would make him a great option in front of the defence, even if his tackling can leave a lot to be desired.
Berge would be an excellent signing for Newcastle in January. He would have been an excellent signing at the start of the summer when we suggested the Magpies make a move. Even when he was at Genk he would have been a great option.
The sad thing is that if Berge does impress in the Championship, there will be plenty of clubs chasing his signature. So do Newcastle really have any chance of signing him?