Union Berlin have accepted that Sheraldo Becker, who has 12 months remaining on his current deal, could leave the Bundesliga club this summer.
“It’s well known that he wants to take another step for himself privately and economically. We accept that as a club,” said Union President Dirk Zingler. Despite interest from Premier League clubs West Ham, Burnley and Fulham, Becker is currently eyeing a move to the Serie A.
Signed to Sports360 consulting agency, Volker Struth has already put out feelers towards Italian clubs. Should a move arise, Union Berlin would expect to receive a fee of around €17m, despite the Suriname international entering the final 12 months of his contract. The player’s valuation shows his importance to Union, who qualified for Champions League football for the first time in their history after finishing fourth last season.
Even with a move to Italy, Becker could expect to play Champions League or Europa League football. Realistically the Surinamese forward would only get an opportunity to play in Europe should he join West Ham.
Becker (28) had a standout campaign last season, scoring 11 and creating seven in 34 Bundesliga games.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder