Tottenham Hotspur winger Steven Bergwijn has hinted that he could look to leave the Premier League giants this summer following frustration at his lack of game time.
The Lowdown: Constant setbacks
Even when fully fit, he has generally been overlooked by successive managers, despite Antonio Conte seemingly holding great affection for the man he called an ‘important‘ part of the squad.
This season, the 24-year-old has only started four Premier League games, and despite not being out of contract in the capital until 2025, Bergwijn has recently been linked with a move to Manchester United once Erik ten Hag takes over.
The Latest: Bergwijn hints at summer exit
“A place in the starting line up? Here? I honestly don’t think so. The attack works well, but I don’t get to play much.
“It’s important to me that I’m going to get to play now.”
When asked if making a return to his homeland of Holland would be a possibility, he added:
“It certainly would be. A return to the Netherlands would certainly be an option for me. The World Cup is coming. Mr Van Gaal, the national coach, brought me into the selection last time, even though I didn’t play much.
“Then you come back to the club and you barely play. It is a shame, of course. In the summer we really have to look for a solution.”
The Verdict: More minutes needed
Bergwijn has made a total of 80 appearances since arriving in north London, scoring eight goals and providing ten assists in that time, as per Transfermarkt, but this season he has been nothing more than a part-time player.
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The forward has been brought off the bench on 24 occasions across all competitions throughout this current campaign and is a great impact player, but if he wants a chance at reviving his career, then looking for a move elsewhere is probably the best option.
Once dubbed as an “excellent” player by Spurs correspondent Alasdair Gold, the £16.2m-rated ace – a valuation which is plummeting all the time – no doubt still has some of his prime years ahead of him and will surely want to spend them as a feature in someone’s first-choice XI.
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