Despite interest from West Ham, Burnley and Fulham, Bild report that Sheraldo Becker would now prefer a move to Italy.
Signed to Sports360 consulting agency, Bild suggest that 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.
Despite qualification for the Champions League, Union have been careful with their financial situation. Diogo Leite, Lucas Tousart and Mikkel Kaufmann arrived for a combined €13.2m while Brenden Aaronson, Datro Fofana and Alex Kral all joined the club on loan.
GGFN | Daniel Pinder