Longer stay in the Bundesliga beckons for Van den Berg

FSV Mainz 05 hopes to have Sepp van den Berg in their squad after the summer. According to Sky Sport, the Germans are in talks with Liverpool about a permanent transfer.

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The 22-year-old Sepp van den Berg proved to be a crucial player for Mainz last season, making a significant impact in the Bundesliga by missing only one match throughout the campaign.

His solid performances and consistent presence in the backline were vital for a Mainz team that finished thirteenth in the league.

Van den Berg was on loan from Liverpool, who had previously sent him on loan to Schalke 04. His stint at Mainz showcased his development and potential, making him a key target for a permanent transfer. Mainz's management is reportedly optimistic about securing Van den Berg on a permanent basis and is currently in discussions with Liverpool to make this happen.

The player himself has expressed interest in extending his stay in Germany, indicating that he is comfortable and sees a future at Mainz. Standing at 1.92 meters, the Zwolle-born defender still has a contract with Liverpool that runs until mid-2026. Liverpool initially acquired Van den Berg from PEC Zwolle in 2019 for nearly two million euros, highlighting their long-term investment in the young talent.

Van den Berg's younger brother, Rav, is also making a name for himself in football, currently playing for Middlesbrough in the Championship. The potential permanent move to Mainz represents a significant step in Sepp van den Berg's career, offering him stability and the chance to continue his development in a competitive league.

Mainz's optimism about securing Van den Berg is bolstered by his successful integration into the team and the value he has added to their defensive lineup. Both the club and the player seem aligned in their interest for a longer-term partnership, which could be a positive outcome for all parties involved.

Updated: 04:16, 7 Jun 2024

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