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Rumour Mongering: Sander Berge Available On The Cheap

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A discount could be had on a potential Wijnaldum replacement

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We all know that Liverpool and Sporting Director Michael Edwards love a cheeky release clause for a relegated player, and that may be in the cards again this summer. Sheffield United’s Sander Berge could be available for a discounted price because of a relegation clause in his contract, reports Sport Witness.

So, the current rumour is that Italian side Napoli is negotiating for the Sheffield United midfielder. The relegated side wants £35million for their star midfielder, but that’s unlikely to happen because they’ve been relegated and nobody really knows if Berge is worth that much. Because Sheffield was relegated, there appears to be a £10.3million release clause for the player.

I do not think the Norway international is a like-for-like replacement for Gini Wijnaldum, but if other options are not coming to pass it might make sense for the Reds to take a flyer on a guy like this. One nice thing about the midfielder is he’s 6ft 5in, or about 1.95m. He’s an absolute unit. Just a massive lad.

It’s unlikely Liverpool move for him, but it is an interesting option.