By Paddy Kenny

24th Jun, 2021 | 6:00pm

Paddy Kenny tells Sheffield United to get real amid Berge transfer development

Sheffield United must be more realistic in their £35million valuation of towering midfielder Sander Berge.

That is according to ex-Blades goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the in-demand 23-year-old Norway international.

The Star reported yesterday (23rd June) that United are refusing to budge from their £35m asking price amid strong interest from Arsenal and Napoli.

Berge signed a four-and-a-half-year deal when he joined the Blades in January 2020 in a deal reported to be worth £22m.

He spent most of the 2020-21 campaign on the sidelines after suffering what ex-United manager Chris Wilder described as a “freak” hamstring jury.

Kenny highlighted the effect of the pandemic on clubs’ finances and suggested that the Blades need to be more flexible in their demands.

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“They might need to lower their expectations,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

‘”He has been out injured quite a bit and at the end of the day, he’s only worth what someone is willing to pay for him.

“With Covid, we don’t know clubs’ financial situations. They paid £22m for him not that long ago so will someone be willing to pay £35m?

“It’s a hell of a lot of money to ask for. It will be one to look out for, that’s for certain.”

Berge has scored two goals and supplied two assists across 35 appearances for United in all competitions.

He has been capped 24 times by his country at international level.

In other news, West Brom line up contract offer for Sheffield United defender who could become firs signing of the Valerien Ismael era.