Arsenal-linked Sander Berge’s release clause at Sheffield United could be even lower than previously claimed, according to a report.

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND: A poppy is seen on the shirt of Sander Berge of Sheffield United during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Manchester City at Bramall Lane on October 31, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND: A poppy is seen on the shirt of Sander Berge of Sheffield United during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Manchester City at Bramall Lane on October 31, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, Sky Sports News reported that Sander Berge previously had a release clause of £45m, but Sheffield United’s relegation had cut that clause to £35m. However, Transfermarkt claim the new clause is actually even lower than that.

According to Transfermarkt, £35m was actually Berge’s original release clause, and Sheffield United’s relegation has cut it to £25m.

Sky had claimed Arsenal and Everton were at the front of a host of teams considering a bid for Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge this summer. You’d imagine the Gunners will only be even more interested at £25m.

Arsenal are said to have an advantage in the race due to assistant manager Albert Stuivenberg’s connection to Berge through their time at Genk. Mikel Arteta admitted in November that his assistant likes the player.

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.