Manchester United legend Roy Keane has revealed he is a big fan of Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge.
The ITV pundit believes the Blades have been lucky to keep hold of the Norwegian international up until now, with the player having performed well in the second tier of English football:
“[He’s] a big player, especially in the Championship. Big challenge for these players, obviously if they are in a great place to get promoted. How are they going to do in the Premier League? That’s where the big boy stuff is. But a very good player.”
Ever since arriving at Bramall Lane three years ago, Berge has been linked with a number of different Premier League teams, including Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Newcastle and Leeds.
United have, though, been reluctant to sell the 24-year-old for below the £22m they shelled out on the player, and that could come back to haunt them.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Berge may consider leaving the Blades on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of next season. The Yorkshire club are unlikely to offer the player an extension at the moment, because of a potential takeover, so there is a danger that they could lose the player for nothing in not too distant future.