Chelsea have joined the race to sign Racing Genk midfielder Sander Berge, according to Goal.com. Liverpool and Napoli are also believed to be looking at the Norwegian international.
The 21-year-old is a defensive midfielder but at 6ft 5 he is an unconventional player with excellent technique and passing ability. Supporters on Twitter are excited by the prospect of Berge moving to Stamford Bridge:
He is better, he is like a young busquets
— Chelsea Man (@Chelsea37707285) November 18, 2019
— Sakif Alam (@alam_sakif) November 18, 2019
My ideal midfielder target 🎯
— Ezekiel (@emmanuelcole) November 18, 2019
Absolute man mountain
— Saif🇹🇳 (@Pulisicated) November 18, 2019
— Hayden 😎😎🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🏴 (@hazcfc112) November 18, 2019
I stand vindicated that finally Chelsea FC is recognising his talent he is going to be a great CDM has height & physicality that we lack in Midfield minus RLC and his contract too is going to be over in 2021 we need to snap him up quick
— Abhijeet Singh (@RagingPhoneix) November 18, 2019
Need an option like him in midfield if we’re gonna be back at the top
— OG Blue (@OGBLuu) November 18, 2019
Yes yes yes do it Chelsea
— IheartChelseaF.C🇪🇷🇳🇴 (@BenhurGhere) November 18, 2019
For all saying conor gallagher..this one is a dm and gallagher is more of lampard type player
— Ashiqueali (@Ashiqaliali3) November 18, 2019
Considering Berge has just 18 months left on his contract, and the fact that the Blues have a strong connection with Genk after signing Thibaut Courtois and Kevin De Bruyne, this story may have some legs.
Of course, any deal will depend on Chelsea’s appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport about their transfer ban. A verdict is expected to be made before the January transfer window.