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Midfield pace and power – here’s who the Irons need!

By Josh Southon

Watch West Ham regularly and closely and there is one glaring weakness in their game which – without a key signing in the winter – no manager will be able to sort out!

None of Mark Noble, Pablo Fornals, Andriy Yarmolenko, Jack Wilshere or  Felipe Anderson can provide the sort of drive required out of midfield but in 21 year old Norwegian and Genk midfielder Sander Berge, the Irons might just get the sort of  player they need.

Liverpool saw a €15 million bid turned down by his club Genk this morning but we understand the 21 year old may prefer a move to a club where he could expect immediate first team football.

That would almost certainly be the case at the London Stadium where he could also be employed in a holding or attacking role which has seen him score three goals in 15 games in the Belgian League.

Interestingly, along with that side of his game – he is also a fine defensive midfielder – and appears to be exactly what we need this winter!

He’s dominant in the midfield standing high at 6ft 4in and weighs in n at 96kg making him an absolute tank on the ball.

His involvement in Champions League  brought him to Jugen Klopp’s attention and we understand that the Hammers have taken note of the Norwegian’s progress this season.

Although his contract  doesn’t expire until 2021, there is understood to be an escape clause in his contract of around €18 million which could tempt the Irons.



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5 comments on “Midfield pace and power – here’s who the Irons need!

  1. Seriously, why would he want to come to s club certain to play first team football in the championship?
    Lazy journalism

  2. You’re right, Josh, exactly what we need but probably a pipe dream the way we operate !
    Maybe they will take Sanchez in part-exchange ?

  3. this is another reason why Pellegrini has to go.Have we not been saying all season we badly needed a dynamic midfielder to knit it all together?.It has been the most glaring omission of the lot and somebody should be culpable.How the hell he expected Noble and Snodgrass to cover the miles every week with a combined age of 64 and poor Rice trying to plug the gaps and Anderson in limbo is sheer incompetence.Nobody has such an aged midfield duo and Sanchez is older still.Its criminal.I honestly cannot remember such a mess in every area of the pitch. Haller alone up top when picked must wish he never left Frankfurt and our problem now is which decent players would want to join this sinking ship as it could seriously damage your status.?

  4. He’s a great player and the sort we need but Josh do you think the board will give any manager 18 million to spend this january? The constant suggestions from this site is that there is no money to spend.

  5. Don’t worry we will turn him into a bad player!

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