A mysterious report originating from Norway has linked one of the country’s leading young midfielders with a move to Scotland, piquing interest in Rangers circles.
Patrick Berg, 23, is an emerging Norwegian holding midfield talent who played a key role in Bodø/Glimt’s Eliteserien title victory last season.
Capped four times by Norway, Berg – who is the third generation in his family to play for Bodø/Glimt – has been linked with a move to an unnamed club in Scotland in the Norwegian press.
Norwegian outlet VG produced a rundown of the transfer futures of the key names in the Norway international squad.
Discussing Berg, they’re clear that the Norwegian Champions retain hopes of keeping the player this summer and that there has been “nothing concrete” regarding an exit.
However, it concludes that there has been expressed interest in the player from Scotland and the Netherlands to the tune of £1.3m (SKR15m).
The article had the following to say when translated into English:
“Bodø/Glimt can have a legitimate hope of keeping their ball center this summer.
“The club’s attitude is that it is very far in selling Berg. At the moment, there is little indication that there are clubs that will pay more than around 15 million kroner.
“There has been interest from, among others, the Netherlands and Scotland, but so far nothing concrete towards Glimt.”
At that price, there are only two clubs that could effectively sign Berg in the Old Firm sides Rangers and Celtic.
Given the transfer model of both clubs, an investment like this for a young international appears to make some level of sense but the entire thing is very vague and there’s no suggestion the Gers are interested.
However, the club has been linked to a range of midfielders with ex-Bournemouth kid Nmandi Ofoborh one such player set to join this summer.
The Ibrox side has also potentially been given a major boost amid claims a team of rivals in the pursuit of a top European talent are lining up a £17m move elsewhere.