Sander Berg has started all Sheffield United matches this season in the tournament. Not a situation that can last, says PL expert on TV 2, Simen Stamsø Møller for Nettavisen.
It was a tough start to the season for Sheffield United, who stand with two points and zero goals in their first three games.
Sander Berg has been among the club’s most prominent players at the front, and it appears he remains so even now.
– I’ve watched the games he’s played so far this season and he was clearly the best on his side in the series opener and totally anonymous against the WBA in a 4-0 loss last time. He is clearly the biggest, most important player and the one they can make the most money from. This means he won’t go on a cheap sale, because they need him in search of a promotion, Stamsø Møller tells Nettavisen.
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– Ended in question
Many thought Berg would disappear from Sheffield United during the summer transfer market, but now he has been quiet about the 23-year-old for a while.
His bad luck was due to the injury that kept him out of action for a long time, without which he could have shown that he is a good player in the Premier League. I think he would have played in the first division had he not been injured, but now I imagine he would. There are examples of players who have benefited from a season in the tournament, such as Ismael Sarr at Watford and Emile Buendia, now at Aston Villa. The only problem is that Sheffield United does not look good now.
Despite the positive words, Stamsø Møller believes it’s not entirely ideal for the 23-year-old’s development.
– At the moment, he’s over a bit, because it would undoubtedly have been better for him to play for another club at a higher level. In the event of an injury or the sale of a player from a ‘medium or low’ team in the Premier League, an opportunity may suddenly arise. There is no crunch if he stays, but it’s not perfect either.
– What do you think Ståle Solbakken thinks about the situation?
– I don’t think it’s a short-term concern, but in the long-term maybe it’s a little different. First of all, the week in September is important for the national team, and after that I think there is no reason to worry that Berg will not be ready. In the long run, he’s not going to play the tournament, so if it continues, that will be critical.
I know there’s a lot of interest
Ståle Solbakken knows that first of all it is not where he plays that is most important to Sanderberg at the moment.
The most important thing for Sander is to play football again, and he is now injury-free in his last three games. Whether there will be a change of club now, for Christmas or next summer is not very relevant at the moment. When you’re out for a long time, there’s a little bit of uncertainty around you as a player. The interest is there, but the price is high, says the national team manager to Netavizen.
– Have you had any contact with Berg about the situation?
– Yes, we talked a little together. He just wants to play football, so he calms down. Sander has done well and is on schedule, playing several games with both legs. They control the right choices, and in such a situation it is important to be calm.
At the beginning of the summer, Berg’s name appeared in several columns of rumors, but writing about the tall midfielder from Asker was less and less.
He may live well, but anything can happen. I think something could happen now, at Christmas or next summer. Solbakken says he is working his way up again and continues:
There is definitely 100% more interest in Sander now than there was before the summer. But this is about things that have to be right for him and the club. The market is tough now, and he just came back from injury. I know there are clubs that follow him, because I’ve spoken to Sander himself and other clubs.
Stamsø Møller believes the tournament does not necessarily fit into Berge’s playing style, and would prefer to see it in another league.
The tournament has become a bit modern, but I think it is more suitable for the Premier League. I always thought he could do well either in Spain or Italy, so he’s better in La Liga than in the tournament. The expert concludes that he may be at the top of the list of many teams, but I only doubt that there will be any transfer.
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