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Tottenham: Paul Robinson stunned at possible Steven Bergwijn exit

Tottenham: Paul Robinson stunned at possible Steven Bergwijn exit -Premier League

Sky Sports pundit and former Tottenham man Paul Robinson has been reacting to the news that Steven Bergwijn could leave the club before the end of the month, Football Insider report.

The Lowdown: Ajax bid

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano earlier this month, Spurs have decided to sell Bergwijn in the winter window.

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Dutch giants Ajax have submitted an offer for the 24-year-old, with Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge believing Spurs want more than the proposed £15m.

Antonio Conte is prepared to let Bergwijn go with Daniel Levy willing to back the manager, and that decision has caught Robinson off-guard.

The Latest: Robinson reacts

Robinson, who features for Sky Sports, was talking to Football Insider following the news that Conte and Levy are open to selling Bergwijn.

He said he was ‘surprised’ and thought the Dutch attacker would ‘achieve great things’ under Conte.

“I’m surprised to hear that.

“Bergwijn is a player that I like. I thought his speed, his power and his willingness to run would see him fit in well under Antonio Conte. His defensive side of the game is not bad at all and he brings a lot of creativity.

“I can’t imagine he’s a player that the club will allow to leave easily. He’s still young and he’s still developing. Under Conte’s management I think he could go on to achieve great things. That’s why I’m surprised to hear that he might be leaving.

“I think a desire to play is probably one of the reasons behind the move. He’s not going to be guaranteed minutes at Spurs behind [Harry] Kane, [Heung-min] Son and Lucas Moura.”

The Verdict: Additions needed

Bergwijn and midfielder Tanguy Ndombele could be two high-profile exits before the end of the month, and if they do move on, it is key the club bring players in instead of waiting until the summer.

The pair haven’t exactly starred under Conte and it appears as if he is happy for them to go, but if they don’t add to the squad, they’d have just three senior wide options and three players capable of playing in defensive and central midfield roles.

The likes of Franck Kessie and Adama Traore have been linked as possible incomings, so perhaps Fabio Paratici will look to push through moves following updates on Bergwijn and Ndombele.

In other news: Alasdair Gold drops ‘positive update’ as Tottenham close in on first piece of major Jan business.


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