Tottenham leading race to sign Genk’s Sander Berge

Tottenham to win race for Berge

According to the Mirror, Tottenham are leading the race to sign Genk and Norway midfielder, Sander Berge.

A host of Premier League clubs including Arsenal, Everton and West Ham are also said to be interested in the youngster.

But it is Spurs who are reportedly in the driver’s seat when it comes to signing Berge.

Berge is currently playing his football in Belgium with Genk for whom he signed for in January of 2017 from Valerenga Oslo for a fee of just under £2 million.

Berge has since gone on to make 62 appearances in all competitions for Genk, in which he has scored one and assisted two.


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The 20-year-old is also having a particularly impressive 2018/19 season for Genk, playing 20 games, scoring one and assisting two.

Berge is naturally a defensive midfielder. However, he can also play centre mid, attacking midfield and has on one occasion, played as a centre-back.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 03: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Barcelona at Wembley Stadium on October 3, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Berge to replace Dembele & Wanyama

If Berge does sign for Spurs, it is being suggested that it would be to replace either Victor Wanyama or Mousa Dembele.

Wanyama is contracted to Spurs until 2021. But he has made just four Premier League appearances this season with two of them lasting no longer than seven minutes.

As a result, Spurs may be open to selling Wanyama to make room for Berge.

As for Mousa Dembele, he has featured a lot more than Wanyama this season for Tottenham.

However, Dembele is now 31 years of age and his current Spurs deal runs out at the end of the season.

So, Tottenham could well bring in Berge to replace an ageing, out of contract Dembele.

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