According to Dutch news outlet De Telegraaf, Everton have tabled an offer to the Tottenham Hotspur attacker that is much more lucrative than what Ajax have put forward.
As per the report, the Toffees are making their fourth attempt to tempt Bergwijn with a move to Goodison Park this summer and seem willing to meet the transfer fee that has been requested by Tottenham Hotspur.
With the speculation surrounding Richarlison’s exit ramping up, Frank Lampard will be on the lookout for potential replacements who can come in and make an instant impact in the side, and the manager needs an attacker like Bergwijn badly.
The Dutch winger has had limited game time at Spurs as Bergwijn made 32 appearances in all competitions last term, averaging just 27 minutes per game, but during his appearances has shown glimpses of his talents and capabilities that could be a great asset at Goodison Park next season.
The £20m magician who was hailed “unique” by Nuno Espirito Santo, scored three goals, delivered one assist and created one big chance, with a pass accuracy of 88% in his own half over 25 appearances in the Premier League.
Bergwijn is also a consistent performer for his national team with 22 appearances, six goals and two assists, but Netherlands manager Louis Van Gaal has been concerned over the player’s lack of game-time.
Van Gaal claimed: “You don’t develop form at the Dutch national team, but at the club. Only not Bergwijn.”
“I can no longer maintain that players who play little at their club are no longer drafted into Oranje. Unlike twenty years ago, we are dealing with a generation that maintains itself well. That’s why it’s about the quality of the player.”
With that being said, Bergwijn will be desperate to find consistent game-time and first-team football in order to get into the World Cup squad at the end of this year, something Everton may be able to provide if Richarlison leaves the club this summer.
Lampard will be wanting to get his squad together in time to have a good pre-season to prepare for the Premier League season ahead, and Bergwijn could become a key player in Everton’s efforts to have a better campaign next season.