Nine other Champions League hidden gems Sheffield United could look to pursue after signing Sander Berge in January

Sheffield United arguably pulled off the coup of the January transfer window, when they landed highly sought-after Norway international Sander Berge in a £22m club record swoop.

Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 1:37 pm
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If the Blades, who have a highly favourable fixture run-in compared to some of their divisional rivals, can pull off the feat of qualifying for European football, they'll be looking to attract a similar calibre of player in the summer. Here's a look at nine other Champions League hidden gems United could look to sign...

The rapid right-back has been capped on ten occasions for Turkey, and could offer George Baldock some competition for his starting spot. He's also a mean tackler, and was on Spurs' radar last month. (Photo by PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP via Getty Images)
Double raid? Stranger things have happened. The Belgium U21 ace can play as wing-back on either side, and can also do a job in midfield. Lazio were after him last summer, and he's a talent of the rise. (Photo by YORICK JANSENS/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)

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If Dean Henderson doesn't return to Bramall Lane next season, the Blades will need a quality replacement. Livakovic is now Croatia's number one, and will be looking to push himself to secure a move away from his domestic top tier. (Photo credit: ANTHONY DEVLIN/AFP via Getty Images)
The Serie A side boast a tactical set-up strikingly similar to United's, and the German left wing-back could adapt with ease to Chris Wilder's style of play. He's a man in demand, however, with Chelsea on his tail. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
A big fish in a small pond, the Belgian midfielder looks ready for the step up to the Premier League. He's a gifted midfielder with eagle-like vision, and he contributed a whopping 14 goals and 17 assists last season. (Photo by KURT DESPLENTER/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images)
Here's an option already believed to be on the Blades' radar, following some stellar showings for the Greek side. He's a physical force to be reckoned with, and would add some more grit to United's midfield. (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)
Brought in to leave the sizeable void left by the exit of Naby Keita to Liverpool, the Mali international is yet to find his feet after a debut season derailed by injury. He's fit again now, and could be a valuable addition to United's midfield engine room. (Photo by RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images)
The Nigeria international has been farmed out on loan to the Turkish Super Lig where he's been on fire, and could look for a Premier League return after never getting a game for Man City during his brief spell in England. (Photo credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP via Getty Images)
Everyone wants a piece of the South Korean wonderkid, and the Blades chances of signing him permanently would be slim. His versatility would make him an ideal fit for United.(Photo by Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)