Sander Berge named among the ‘worst new signings’ of the Premier League XI alongside the Blades player

Sander Berge, who will leave Sheffield United in the summer, has been named in WhoScored’s worst signing following his move to Premier League rivals Burnley.

Using its metrics-based rating system, WhoScored has selected the worst-performing new signings in the first eight games of the 2023/24 season, with four Burnley players starring.

Berge is among those after leaving Bramall Lane for Turf Moor, a move which left manager Paul Heckingbottom “hugely disappointed”. Speaking about his departure, Blades CEO Stephen Bettis said at the time:

“We didn’t want to lose Sander, especially so close to the start of the Premier League season, but after the player expressed a strong interest in leaving, we spoke to Burnley to get the best possible deal for Sheffield United.

“Regrettably he, along with his representatives, has chosen to move to Burnley and we would like to express our gratitude for his services over the last three and a half years.”

However, it hasn’t worked out for the midfielder yet, as the statistics show. Below are the ‘worst’ signings after eight games, including one of the Blades’ new signings alongside new signings from Arsenal, Fulham, Bournemouth, Brentford, Aston Villa and Everton. Just look…

1. James Trafford.
James Trafford: WhoScored rating – 6.33

Man City have revealed Pep Guardiola’s succession plan and why they prevail over Man Utd

Vincent Kompany has been backed to replace Pep Guardiola as City manager

West Ham United striker Michail Antonio has tipped Vincent Kompany to succeed Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.

The pair worked together during his final years as Kompany players, winning two Premier League titles before the Belgian retired in 2020.

A promising start in management saw him immediately win promotion to the top level with Burnley.

While winning the championship in itself is no easy feat, the style introduced by Kompany was perhaps more surprising

 The 37-year-old has transformed Burnley into a player who focuses on possession and an attacking style of play.

But the Clarets have won just one of their first eight games this season, but Kompany’s calls to succeed Guardiola at the Etihad have not stopped.

And in an interview with the Footballer’s Football podcast, Antonio backed the City legend to return to the Blues as manager.

“To be honest, I think he (Kompany) will be the next manager of Manchester City,” he said. “At least I think so.

If Pep ever leaves and continues to do well at Burnley, then I think that will be the next step.

“The difference between David Moyes at Man United and Vincent Kompany at Man City is that he is in a good place himself.

So when he arrives, he should be able to talk to them and say: “I’m not Pep, I’m arriving and I want to bring a new philosophy.

“I want to bring my own philosophy now, Pep’s philosophy is still rooted in the club, so it will be difficult times for me to change them.

“As long as he can have the conversation, which I think he should be able to do since he’s been there so long.”

He is a true Man City legend himself. I think he could go and maybe give himself a good opportunity in two or three years before he feels like he has to leave.

Unless you come in and have real crap, which I don’t think will be the case.

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