Recent reports suggest that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing 20-year-old Sander Berge from Genk but supporters may need to wait until the summer to see the prodigy in action.
Indeed, a recent report from Italian media outlet Tutto Mercato Web suggests that Spurs are hoping to sign the deep-lying midfielder in a deal which could be worth €25 million (£22.6 million), although he would be immediately loaned back to the Belgian outfit in a deal which bears similarity to the one recently completed by Chelsea for Christian Pulisic.
The logistical aspect of the deal is the same but there is also a comparison to be made through the fact both players are commanding plenty of admiration in the formative stage of their fledgling careers.
In many ways both Pulisic and Berge represent gambles in their own right, but there are plenty of Spurs fans who have been impressed by the young Norwegian’s development both domestically and in Europe.
Standing at 6’4″, Berge is a force to be reckoned with at the heart of midfield but it’s his ability to balance his physicality with a classy technical ability which makes him such a coveted figure in European football.
With 12 international caps and 16 appearances in the Europa League already to his name, Berge has acquired vital experience to aid the tough transition to Premier League football, and under a manager of Pochettino’s track record with aspiring young players he should have no problem finding his feet in north London.
Here’s what some Tottenham fans on Twitter and Reddit have had to say about their links with Berge…
He’s doing good. It’s unreal how graceful he is with such a huge body frame
— Mr. Stupid (@stupidifyven) January 2, 2019
It would resolve the dembele role/position
— Vinny (@TaylaVinny) January 2, 2019
Indeed. Only 20 years old and very mature for his age. I think Pochettino would do wonders for his development.
— Kenneth Pedersen Krey (@KennethPKrey) January 2, 2019
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He’s done it in Europa league this season he looks a talent.
— TAS (@coys100) January 2, 2019