ARSENAL have been warned off a transfer for Sander Berge with Paul Heckingbottom expecting the ace to stay at Sheffield United.
Sheffield United expect Arsenal target Sander Berge to stay put this summer[/caption]
Berge, 23, became United’s club-record signing at £22million when he joined from Genk in January 2020.
He was a key player under former boss Chris Wilder, playing 30 times in all competitions.
However, Berge has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since December.
And doubts are now growing over the Norway international’s future at Bramall Lane as United find themselves out of the top flight.
However, interim boss Heckingbottom is hopeful Berge will not turn his back on the Blades in their time of need, with the club aiming for an immediate return to the Premier League.
Heckingbottom said: “Sander hasn’t spoken about the future. If he is here, that will be out of my hands.
“But I’m expecting him (to stay), yes. He’s contracted to us, don’t forget that, and what a player he would be to help us get back.
“The only thing Sander is bothered about at the moment is getting fit, that’s what’s driving him on.
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“He’s had a good 10 days or so (training) and is getting better and better. It’s just a case of building him up.
“It might not be up to us, what happens, and it might not even be up to him.
“What I do know, having worked with him, is that he’s a really top player and a very driven one too.
“Don’t be confused by his nice smile and personality, he wants to be the very best player he can be.”
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