KRC Genk midfielder Sander Berge says he’s happy to stay at the Cristal Arena despite reported interest from the likes of Arsenal and Everton, reports talkSPORT. The Norwegian has been linked with a number of clubs as a result of his fine form for the Belgian outfit, but Genk are rejecting offers for Berge as they want him for a full campaign, having only signed in January.
The 19-year-old has no problem with this either, and says he’s more than happy for the club to put their foot down and resist offers at the moment. “I do not know if the club have put a specific price on me, but they have been clear that they want to keep players regardless of the price to fight at the top. I think it’s nice that the club like what I’m doing,” he said to Norwegian daily VG.
La Liga side Sevilla reported made a £14.5m bid for Berge this summer, which was turned down by Genk, while Arsenal and Everton are believed to have been monitoring his progress too. The teenager looks set for a bright career but may remain until the summer of 2018 so long as Genk maintain their stance on Berge.
It’s unknown whether Arsenal will be actively making signings during the January transfer window, nor is it known if they will renew their interest in Berge, a player they were linked with months previously. It’s a similar story with Everton. While the summer transfer window is shut, it’s hard to know of a club’s intentions in the market.