Pundit stunned Tottenham could trigger Berge release clause

Tottenham fans will not be happy if the club fork out £35million on Sheffield United’s Sander Berge. 

That is according to ex-Premier League forward Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Yorkshire Live reported that Berge’s release clause stands at £35m.

The Blades’ relegation meant that the Norwegian’s buyout clause fell from its original £45m figure, says the report.

French outlet Jeunes Footeux claims that Spurs are interested in the 23-year-old midfielder, who is also a reported target for Arsenal and Liverpool.

Berge signed for United for £22m in January 2020 and impressed across 16 appearances in all competitions in his first half-season.

But he has been injured for the majority of the current campaign and Whelan thinks there are wiser ways for Spurs to spend £35m.

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He told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “It seems a hell of a lot of money to pay for someone who has been sidelined all season, to be totally honest with you.

“I’m not sure that’s the right price for Tottenham. That’s massive. But look, if they want to take that risk then fine.

“His age is about right, that’s the sort of age they should be looking at. But I’m just not so sure Tottenham fans will look at that as good value.”

United’s relegation was confirmed in mid-April and the South Yorkshire side remain rooted to the foot of the table.

Spurs meanwhile are hopeful of clinching a top-six spot with two matches remaining.

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