Tottenham Hotspur are showing an interest in signing PSV Eindhoven attacker Steven Bergwijn, as reported by The Daily Mail.
Spurs are said to be showing a concrete interest in signing the Dutchman, who is valued at £21m, with Harry Kane injured for the rest of the season.
The 22-year-old completely missed PSV’s Eredivisie match against FC Twente on Sunday, with suggestions being made that he did so because of the Premier League outfit’s interest.
Bergwijn is not a direct replacement for Kane, but he can definitely be of use to Spurs in the attacking third of the pitch, meaning his signing would likely be of great encouragement to Jose Mourinho.
The main thing that people can often look out for when judging an attacking signing is their goal contributions and Bergwijn has been pretty impressive in this sense, getting five goals and ten assists from 16 Eredivisie matches.
He has a greater impact than that though, as can be shown through his statistics in general play for the Dutch giants.
First of all, he averages 2.8 key passes per game, while he also completes 2.5 dribbles per game, which matches Son Heung-min’s average number of dribbles in the Premier League, exceeding his total of key passes by 1.3.
This is not to say that he is a better option than the South Korea international, but it does offer an indication of the creative presence that he has the potential to be within the team.
The attacker is also fouled 1.4 times per game, indicating that he can be difficult for defenders to read, while a pass success rate of 87.7% implies that he is efficient as well as dangerous with the ball at his feet.
With all of the above in mind, there is definitely potential for Bergwijn to become a real threat for Spurs if he makes the move.