Reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed the latest N17 exit news regarding Tottenham Hotspur winger Steven Bergwijn.
The Lowdown: Bergwijn’s season
The 24-year-old came close to leaving Hotspur Way in January and it seemed likely that he would be making a return to the Eredivisie shortly after bagging his iconic late brace in the 3-2 win at Leicester.
But after the winter window slammed shut and a move had failed to materialise for the Netherlands international, he continued to struggle for minutes under Antonio Conte, having failed to make it in the starting XI for the entire remainder of the Premier League season.
The Latest: Spurs waiting for official offer
During the recent international break, Bergwijn was questioned by the media over his future ahead of next season.
As quoted by Dutch football fan account AFC Ajax on Twitter, the forward responded: “I barely got to play this season but here at the National Team the manager is giving me the confidence. I will join the club that’s the best option for me.”
Taking to Twitter, Romano has now shared an update on the status of a possible move to Ajax.
“Tottenham want around €30m to let Steven Bergwijn leave this summer. Ajax are working on it with an official proposal, still waiting to reach an agreement with Spurs.
“There are many clubs interested in Bergwijn – but Ajax are on it since January.”
The Verdict: Needs to leave
At just 24-years-old, Bergwijn needs to be getting regular first-team football if he is to fulfil his potential at the top level.
After the attacker scored a stunning goal for the Netherlands the other night, Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk heaped praise on him after the game, claiming: “Everyone was good today. Steven Bergwijn, in particular, was excellent, they couldn’t get a grip on him.”
With a current weekly wage of £73,000, one would hope Ajax can afford to bring Bergwijn back to the Netherlands this summer. It is a much needed move both to revitalise the 24-year-old’s club career and secure more funds for Conte’s transfer kitty.
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