Manchester City ‘line up shock move for Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge… with Pep Guardiola searching for a new midfielder due to Fernandinho’s impending departure’
- The 23-year-old is reportedly a top transfer target for Manchester City
- Pep Guardiola has identified Berge as a potential replacement for Fernandinho
- Fernandinho set to leave City when his contract expires at the end of the season
Manchester City are reportedly ready to make a shock summer swoop for Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge.
City boss Pep Guardiola has identified the 23-year-old as a potential replacement for Fernandinho, according to Belgian outlet Voetbal24.
The 35-year-old Brazilian midfielder is set to leave the Etihad when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Sheffield United star Sander Berge is reportedly a top transfer target for Manchester City
Liverpool are also keen on 6ft 5in Berge, with Barcelona target Georginio Wijnaldum set to leave the on a free transfer in the summer.
Sheffield United will not him to allow on the cheap despite their imminent relegation to the Championship.
Any deal for the Norwegian international would reportedly land his former club Genk a 20 per cent cut of the fee.
Pep Guardiola has identified the 23-year-old as a potential replacement for Fernandinho
A sell-on clause was part of the £22million deal which took Berge from Genk to Sheffield United in January 2020.
Berge has not played since suffering a hamstring injury in the 3-2 defeat to Manchester United in December.
The Blades hope he will return to action before the end of the season.
Fernandinho is set to leave the Etihad when his contract expires at the end of the season
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