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Sander Berge

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by NaijaSpurs, 2 Jan 2019.

  1. NaijaSpurs

    NaijaSpurs John Lacy

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    We have been linked to this kid, I think he is 20 years old

     
  2. greatwhitenorf

    greatwhitenorf Alan Hutton

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    Linked, huh?

    Be a dove and tell us: By who exactly? When did this purported linkage first happen? In what way are we linked? Where are the quotes?
     
  3. Jon

    Jon Kasey Keller

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    Well this one came about late at the end of the last window - I remember hearing he was linked and was possibly even over for talks on the last couple of days.
     
  4. AdamB

    AdamB Les Ferdinand

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    It was mentioned somewhere that they were asking for £25m and we were prepared to pay that, though they wanted him loaned back til the end of the season
     
  5. AdamB

    AdamB Les Ferdinand

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    Very Dembele-like in style and physique
     
  6. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    He looks the right sort of profile for us (i.e. a Ndombele 12-18 months earlier in his development). Though I am a bit sceptical of players who physically dominate in weak leagues.
     
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  7. Jon

    Jon Kasey Keller

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    Hopefully not in as far as having his hips made of crisps as well!
     
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  8. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Steffen Freund

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    Why?

    If you have the physical attributes you can transfer that easier than other things IMO
     
  9. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    Because players in the PL are stronger on average I think. Physically dominant in smaller leagues might only make you physically average in the PL.
     
  10. Finney Is Back

    Finney Is Back Chris Armstrong

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    While I do partly agree with you here GB regarding signing players from weak leagues. I'm not sure that is a valid point to make in this particular instance. For a 20 year old to be able to dominate physically in men's football in just about any European league is impressive. The Belgian league is probably also a reasonably physical one, the clubs there tend to sign a number of players of African descent and from what I have seen in the Premiership, Belgian players or players coming over here from Belgium haven't tended to have a problem with the physicality. In saying that, the football is a little slower paced there IMO, so my only real question would be whether the player has decent control and touch that would be transferable to the faster pace in England that would afford the player less time on the ball.
     
  11. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Steffen Freund

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    I don’t think we have physically stronger players here. More technical ones but not not the physical ones IMO
     
  12. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Because players like Lorik Cana and Julio Baptista absolutely dominated their leagues with their physicality, but then just couldn't compete in the EPL.
     
  13. braineclipse

    braineclipse Andy Thompson

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    I don't watch the Belgian league at all, and I'm not planning on starting at any point. Just my impression.

    Also easier to dominate physically against players that are less technical, better players tend to get away in ways where using a physical advantage is harder.

    Not saying he's not a good player mind, he's looked promising from the little I've seen. I don't know if he's good enough.

    But I agree with GB that physical dominance doesn't always translate between leagues. Somewhat old, quaint and far from perfect example is Iversen. He was completely dominant physically, particularly in the air, in the then decent Norwegian league. In the PL he was physically average at best.
     
  14. Cochise

    Cochise Edgar Davids

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    Going just off of the Youtube compilation I'd say that he is a perfect DM and could dislodge Dier from that role.
     
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    Raziel Terry Venables

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    Jordinho Clive Allen Staff Member

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    The fee has gone from 8 million in August to 15 million in November and close to 25 million now.
     
  17. Raziel

    Raziel Terry Venables

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    25M for an expected first team player is nothing money now ...
     
  18. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Christian Ziege

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    Thats the only caveat for me.

    Knowing nothing about the player - is he an expected first team player? Or another for the development pile?
     
  19. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    What do people think of Dendoncker? He's another player like this, and was standout for Anderlecht against us a few seasons ago.
     
  20. Kandi1977

    Kandi1977 Christian Ziege

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    Not now. I'd say he's like Winks, only bigger and stronger. Winks a better passer than Berge.
     
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