A pair of Premier League clubs have this evening confirmed reinforcements to their respective squads, ahead of tomorrow’s transfer deadline.
Berge joins Blades
The more high-profile of the moves comes in the form of the latest addition to Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United.
The Blades have confirmed the signing of Sander Berge from KRC Genk.
21-year-old defensive midfielder Berge has long been regarded as one of the finest talents in the Belgian top-flight, having starred for Genk over the last 3-and-a-half seasons.
After playing an integral role in the Blauw-Wit’s 2018/19 Jupiler League title, though, it was the Norwegian’s stellar displays in the Champions League group stage over the opening half of the current campaign which had seen clubs truly begin to take note of Berge’s immense abilities.
As such, despite links with the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea, Sheffield United’s signing of the youngster comes as quite a coup.
The Premier League high-flyers have ‘smashed’ their club transfer record to bring Berge to Bramall Lane, with the midfielder having put pen-to-paper on a 4-and-a-half-year deal:
United have once again smashed the club’s transfer record to secure the services of a highly-rated Norwegian international midfielder on a long-term contract.
Sander Berge has penned a four-and-a-half-year deal at Bramall Lane. An undisclosed fee has been agreed ✍️
— Sheffield United (@SheffieldUnited) January 30, 2020
Rose to St. James’ Park
As outlined above, though, Sheffield United are not the only English top-flight outfit to have secured reinforcements today.
Newcastle United have also added to their squad, with the signing of Danny Rose from Tottenham.
English international Rose has been on the books of Spurs since 2007, but had fallen heavily out-of-favour of late, following Jose Mourinho’s appointment.
As such, with Magpies left-back Jetro Willems having been ruled out for the remainder of the season through injury, Rose making the move to St. James’ makes sense for all parties involved.
The stopper has joined Newcastle on loan for the second-half of the campaign:
Done deal ✅
Welcome, Danny! ⚫️⚪️#NUFC
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 30, 2020
Newcastle’s deal for Rose is not thought to include either an option or obligation to buy.