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Tottenham Hotspur: Fans react as new signing Steven Bergwijn chooses Christian Eriksen’s old shirt number

Tottenham Hotspur: Fans react as new signing Steven Bergwijn chooses Christian Eriksen’s old shirt number - Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn from PSV Eindhoven (@SpursOfficial).

The 22-year-old has agreed a five-and-a-half-year deal with the north London club, meaning he is contracted until the summer of 2025. He becomes their third signing of the January transfer window with Gedson Fernandes having joined on loan from Benfica and Giovani Lo Celso turning his temporary deal permanent.

Bergwijn is predominantly a wide player and had enjoyed a solid season for PSV prior to the move, scoring five goals and providing 10 assists in 20 Eredivisie appearances (Transfermarkt).

Spurs have already revealed what shirt number the Netherlands international will be wearing and it is an interesting choice, to say the least. Bergwijn has opted to wear the number 23 shirt, which was only vacated on Tuesday by Christian Eriksen following his move to Inter Milan (BBC Sport).

However, according to journalist Alasdair Gold, the reason that the winger has chosen this number has nothing to do with the Dane. Instead, it is because of its iconic nature in sport with the likes of LeBron James, David Beckham and Michael Jordan having worn it.

After reading this, plenty of Spurs fans were absolutely buzzing with many excited about the signing and the mentality of the player. Here is what some had to say on Twitter…

Spurs fans, what do you think about signing Steven Bergwijn? Let us know in the comments below…


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