Aston Villa might have found a new Gareth Barry following the news that the club is interested in a move for Sheffield United midfielder Sande Berge. Norwegian international Berge has been likened to Gareth Barry, who played with distinction for Aston Villa. Gareth Barry also featured for other Premier League teams like Manchester City, Everton and West Brom. Gareth Barry is a legend as far as Premier League football is concerned but Sande Berge still has a long way to go to reach his level. Berge became a Premier League player when the Norwegian midfielder signed for the club last year January. He was a member of the Blades team that finished in the top half of the table at the end of the last campaign. Sheffield United were in the hunt for a place in Europe for this season before the club faded away in the final weeks of last season. Sande Berge has not played much for Sheffield United this season due to a long-term injury. Sheffield United are resigned to relegation from the Premier League this season and into the English Championship ahead of next season even with nine games to play in the league this season. The Blades have just 14 points after 29 games in the Premier League this term and at an average of a little less than 0.5 point per match. Sheffield United were 12 points adrift of safety ahead of last weekend but that has increased to 14 points after the heavy defeat at the hands of Leicester City. Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored three goals as the Foxes handed out a 5-0 defeat to Sheffield United in the first game without Chris Wilder at the club. Wilder was sacked as the Sheffield United boss at the weekend just before the Leicester City match and Paul Heckingbottom was named the interim manager and he was previously the u-23 manager at Sheffield United before the club gave him the current role.

Aston Villa and Liverpool are interested in signing Sande Berge from Sheffield United this summer according to Eurosport. Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are also keen on securing the transfer of the player.