Club Brugge made a statement last week with the million-dollar transfers of Raphael Onyedika and Roman Yaremchuk. Just before the European transfer deadline closed, the national champion reportedly wanted to make a new stunt. But the arrival of Sander Berge ultimately did not go through.
The former tastemaker of KRC Genk has been high on the wish list in Jan Breydel for a long time. Throughout the summer, the national champion also knocked on Sheffield United several times, but the English second division team refused to cooperate in a transfer. On Thursday, according to various sources, the people of Bruges undertook an ultimate attempt to win Berge after all. There was even mention of a breakthrough for a while, but that reporting was soon brushed aside.
However, Blauw-Zwart did everything it could to find a breakthrough. According to Yorkshire Live was constantly called back and forth between Bruges and Sheffield from Thursday morning. Bee The Star they even go a step further and claim that Club had made two new offers before closing the English mercato. Sheffield United would also have been willing to lower the price slightly in the end, but the gap between supply and demand remained far too great.
NO LAST-MINUTE SURPRISE
So in the end an agreement was not reached. In principle, Club has until Tuesday night to attract reinforcements. But the players list for the Champions League must already be submitted on Friday, it is very unlikely that Blauw-Zwart will attract reinforcements afterwards. Moreover, Sheffield can no longer attract a replacement and coach Paul Heckingbottom absolutely does not want to let his strong holder go. The chance is therefore small that Berge will ever be admired in the blue-black shirt, unless of course a new attempt follows in January …
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