Ajax plan to sell David Neres so they can ramp up their pursuit of Tottenham winger Steven Bergwijn, according to reports by De Telegraaf (via Sport Witness).
The Lowdown: Bergwijn limited by injuries
Disappointingly, his game time under the Italian in the Premier League totals a measly 39 Premier League minutes.
Despite this, Conte has recently claimed that the 24-year-old is ‘totally involved’ in what he wants at Tottenham. Indeed, reports have suggested the winger is emerging as a real quality option for the Italian, with The Evening Standard claiming Bergwijn is ‘perfect’ for Conte after his match-winning performance in the Carabao Cup against West Ham.
The Latest: Ajax hold ‘serious’ interest
According to a report by De Telegraaf (as shared by Sport Witness), Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars is ready to ‘go fully [in]’ for Bergwijn, but this can only happen after Neres is sold.
Journalist Mike Verweij has explained how Ajax are ‘really serious’ about the former PSV Eindhoven man.
The report claims that there is a lot of interest circulating around the player, and that Shakhtar Donetsk are one of the clubs who are keen to sign the Netherlands international during the January transfer window.
The Verdict: Let Conte decide
Due to the Covid outbreak at Hotspur Way, Bergwijn has recently received more attention from Conte, who said that the club ‘exploited the situation to improve the players’. This included the young speedster, who the Italian coach has been very complimentary of as of late.
In fact, Bergwijn appears to have quite a fan in the former Inter boss, who believes he has ‘a lot of quality’, praising his quickness, one-on-one ability, goalscoring and versatility (Football Oranje).
With this extensive interest from Dutch giants Ajax, the player may feel it would be best for his own career to return to his homeland, but this has to be a decision for the manager, not Fabio Paratici and certainly not Daniel Levy.
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