Tottenham Hotspur coach Antonio Conte could lose a ‘monster’ player this summer as reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano shares an update out of north London.
The Lowdown: Spurs exodus looming?
The Evening Standard and journalist Dan Kilpatrick recently revealed transfer chief Fabio Paratici and co may orchestrate a plethora of Hotspur Way departures this summer.
To fund potential transfers and balance the books, Spurs are tipped to negotiate key exits as part of a real Premier League rebuild for Conte as the Italian looks to make the Lilywhites a major force again.
The likes of Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso, both surplus and currently out on loan, are two big names who are almost certain to be at the centre of exit claims as chairman Daniel Levy looks to offload.
Now, Romano has shared the latest involving winger Steven Bergwijn.
The Latest: Romano makes Bergwijn claim…
The household name reporter, taking to Twitter, says that Conte’s gem is ‘expected to leave’ N17 amid interest from Dutch footballing giants Ajax – but they’re not the only ones eyeing a move.
“The plan around Steven Bergwijn and his future has not changed. He wants regular game time and that’s why he’s expected to leave Tottenham in the summer. Ajax are still interested but they’re not the only club – open race, it will take time before he leaves.”
The Verdict: Shame…
Bergwijn has had his fair share of fine moments at Spurs this season, perhaps most notably bagging the brilliant added time brace to clinch a dramatic 3-2 victory away to Leicester City.
He’s certainly shined on the major occasion with members of the press even calling Tottenham’s forward a ‘big-game monster‘ at times over his spell with the club.
Conte has previously highlighted Bergwijn’s importance, more recently calling the 24-year-old a ‘fantastic striker’ and admitting he may giving him less minutes than he deserves (via football.london).
Alas, if Spurs’ manager wants to add an overseas forward to his ranks in the transfer window, one of Bergwijn or Lucas Moura will have to leave due to homegrown quota rules (The Telegraph).
Bearing this in mind, an exit for the international gem certainly seems on the cards, but Conte will arguably be gutted to lose a player he clearly likes.
In other news: Offer ready: Paratici set sights on ‘very Spursy signing’ for Conte…find out more here.
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