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‘Confirmed’: Burnley Complete Signing of ‘Brilliant’ Player From Promotion Rivals

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According to Fabrizio Romano, Burnley have finalized a deal to acquire midfield dynamo Sander Berge from Sheffield United. The Norwegian was in the final year of his contract and has followed last year’s top scorer Iliman Ndiaye out the door.

Burnley Acquire Sander Berge From Sheffield United

Rejected New Contract Offer From the Blades

Norweigan journalist Arilas Ould-Saada confirmed that the midfielder has signed a 4-year deal stating that the final paperwork was completed this morning. The deal is reportedly worth £15 million with bonuses and the 25-year-old interestingly rejected a contract offer from the Blades.

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It seems as though the Clarets wanted to complete the move quickly to incorporate the player in their first game of the Premier League season against treble-winning side Manchester City.

Vincent Kompany, the manager of Burnley, is bolstering an already smart transfer window with the addition of the Norwegian, a player who has been a shining light for the Blades since his arrival back in 2020. The “brilliant” became their record signing after completing his four-and-a-half-year move.

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The Lancashire-based side have already bought into the likes of England Euro hero James Trafford and Swiss talent Zeki Amdouni. The Belgian head coach has shown that his side are looking to cement themselves as Premier League mainstays going forward. 

Blunted Blades

The South Yorkshire side already had an uphill task of securing Premier League safety next year, possessing one of the weaker squads in the division, however, things have got a whole lot worse as they now need to replace arguably their two best players with Ndiaye leaving for Marseille and now Berge to Burnley.

Surely now is the time for Paul Heckingbottom to dip into the transfer window with their current business being sparse.


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