Sheffield United Digest: Jokanovic’s recruitment meeting, Sander Berges worth declaring amid Arsenal’s interest, Stoke City frustrated



While not making any immediate changes to his squad, preferring to analyze the options he will inherit before entering the transfer market, Jokanovic reportedly identified several players he would like to bring to South Yorkshire during a series of private talks Members of the United hierarchy.

Paul Mitchell, its main talent scout, owner HRH Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Jan van Winckel, United’s de facto football director, are also believed to have been involved.

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Blade rental transfer intermediary

Sheffield United is believed to have hired an intermediary this summer to facilitate their transfer deals, giving the person concerned the authority to identify potential deals with rival clubs.

Although the identity of the appointed person remains unknown, a number of independent but well-placed sources within the game have announced The Star that they know of an intermediary allegedly from the Middle East who has been given permission on United’s behalf to act in terms of recruitment.

Rather than negotiating the details of purchases and sales – something that still falls within the remit of Carl Shieber, United’s head of football administration – the broker is supposed to either investigate how many other teams are ready for new manager Slavisa Jokanovic. Decide to pay, outsource or charge players he wants to sign.

Slavisa Jokanovic to take over Sheffield United next month: Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

Slavisa Jokanovic to take over Sheffield United next month: Clive Brunskill / Getty Images

Why Blades Berge valued at £ 35 million value

Sheffield United believe the £ 35million prize they allegedly pounded on Sander Berge reflects the midfielder’s true worth, claiming the price they earned him was underestimated for his talent.

Just 17 months after signing Berge for £ 22million, transfer negotiators acting on United’s behalf have told Arsenal it will cost them £ 13m more to get the Norwegian international to the Emirates Stadium after Mikel Arteta expressed interest .

Although The Star understands that official talks between the two clubs over mountains are not yet taking place, it was determined through a back-channel communication that the Londoners believe United is charging too much for a player who has less than 30 Premier League games on his resume and only recently recovered from a severe Achilles tendon injury.

However, with Berge confirming his fitness towards the end of a season they were relegated from the Premier League, an intermediary acting on United’s behalf has argued that the commitment they are requesting before allowing Berge to considering moving to north London reflects how much it would have cost after leaving Genk if his contract had not expired there.

State of affairs at Berge when Napoli took part in the race

Napoli could revive interest in Sander Berge this summer after media reports in Italy suggested the Blues are monitoring the Sheffield United midfielder.

Berge is widely expected to leave Bramall Lane this summer after the Blades were relegated to the championship and the United hierarchy has so far refused to budge from their £ 35million valuation of a player they own von Genk for £ 22 million.

That fee was lowered in part because Berge told Genk he would not renew his contract, and United now believe the player is worth almost double as he has gotten used to English football.

The man behind Napoli’s interest in mountains

Cristiano Giuntoli, the long-time sports director of Naples, is the man responsible for reinvigorating his interest in Sander Berge when Sheffield United laid the groundwork for the Norwegian international’s departure.

Berge appeared to be destined for the San Paolo 17 months ago before United took advantage of the Italian’s delay to close a deal with Genk for the 23-year-old.

Though the lure of Premier League football also influenced Berg’s decision, combined with the fact that he knew he would be a regular starter at Bramall Lane, United’s relegation last season means he’s now making a move from South Yorkshire.

According to a leading Italian newspaper, that has got Napoli to try their luck again – although, like Arsenal, which also stands on mountains, they are unwilling to match United’s rating.

Slav’s decision frustrates championship rivals Championship

Slavisa Jokanovic’s decision to wait to personally assess the Sheffield United squad before making any major forays into the transfer market threatens to thwart Stoke City’s attempts to sack Joe Allen.

The Welsh international is being privately offered to United as bet365 stadium officials try to reorganize their finances.

Although midfield is a priority position for United this summer and Sander Berge is expected to follow John Lundstram through the exit door after relegation from the Premier League, Jokanovic has advised the Bramall Lane hierarchy that he would prefer to investigate the players He’s going to inherit the meat next month before he closes his main business deal.

Although City appreciate that Allen cannot be postponed until after his return from the European Championship, they are trying to figure out which of the clubs that have been identified as possible targets for the 31-year-old are interested in a deal.

The season ticket prices of Blades compare with their league rivals

We’ve compiled the numbers to compare United’s 2021/22 adult season ticket prices with the other secondary clubs that have made the dates publicly available at the time of writing.

Some, it has to be said, are discounted ‘early bird’ prices and are subject to change during the summer. But here, from high to low, the blades compare …



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