The Lowdown: Bergwijn on the periphery?
This lack of opportunities also comes after Conte labelled Bergwijn an ‘important player’ with ‘good fitness’, perhaps bringing into question why he hasn’t been selected more.
The 24-year-old has appeared off the bench for brief cameos in three out of Tottenham’s last four top-flight matches, but this may not be enough to keep him satisfied, with big news emerging from Italy.
The Latest: Bergwijn ‘could decide to pack his suitcase’…
According to Calciomercato, Bergwijn could now ‘decide to pack his suitcase’ and quit Spurs in the summer, as he looks ‘completely lost’ in north London.
Should Spurs sell Bergwijn?
No, we need him as an option
Indeed, calling the attacker a Tottenham ‘diamond that has stopped shining‘, the report went on to reveal the Lilywhites’ stance over a potential sale.
Spurs are apparently ‘ready to settle’ for around €18m-€20m (£15m-£16.6m) if any clubs wish to purchase Bergwijn later this year.
The Verdict: Right call?
We believe that selling Bergwijn would be a mistake by Spurs, given that he can play as a makeshift centre-forward and still has plenty of years ahead of him.
If given an extended starting run in the team, something not yet offered to him by Conte, there is every chance that he could impress and become a useful player, with ex-Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo certainly a big fan.
The Portuguese hailed Bergwijn as a ‘very talented’ and ‘unique’ player inside Tottenham’s squad during his tenue at the club last autumn, and Conte should attempt to truly unearth the Lilywhites ‘diamond’ towards the end of this season.
In other news: Tottenham already at work to sign £177,000-per-week ‘beast’ for Conte, find out more here.
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