Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge is keen on joining Arsenal in the summer, and they have an edge over Everton and Aston Villa.

Sheffield United's Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Sheffield United and West Ham United at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, northern England on November 22, 2020. (Photo by MIKE EGERTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Sheffield United’s Norwegian midfielder Sander Berge runs with the ball during the English Premier League football match between Sheffield United and West Ham United at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, northern England on November 22, 2020. (Photo by MIKE EGERTON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Football.London report that Sander Berge is keen on the prospect of a move to Arsenal in the summer. Despite Sheffield United’s relegation, he’s impressed a number of suitors, including fellow Premier League clubs like Everton and Aston Villa.

Berge is particularly keen to link up with international teammate Martin Odegaard, so a potential Arsenal move for the Real Madrid man would really help matters. If Odegaard joins, there’s a high possibility Berge would too.

There’s some debate over Berge’s exact release clause. Sky Sports reported his release clause dropped from £45m to £35m after Sheffield United’s relegation, but Transfermarkt claim it went from £35m to £25m.

Another advantage Arsenal have in the race is assistant manager Albert Stuivenberg. Mikel Arteta admitted in November that his assistant likes the player, and they spent time together at Genk.

The Norweigan international was out of action from December to May, after suffering a serious hamstring injury. But he’s now made two appearances following his return to fitness, so he should be ready to go by the time a potential summer move comes about.