Tottenham must beat Arsenal to Bergwijn capture

According to De Telegraaf, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in PSV Eindhoven attacker Steven Bergwijn this summer, and are prepared to battle Arsenal for his signature.

What’s the story?

Arsenal are believed to be extremely interested in signing Bergwijn this summer as new Gunners boss Unai Emery looks to boost his options in a wide position.

The London club are well stocked in the forward positions when considering that Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both recently moved to London.

Arsenal have not yet replaced Theo Walcott, however, and it is understood that the Gunners see Bergwijn as the perfect addition to their attack.

Liverpool have also been credited with an interest, but Arsenal seemingly fancy their chances of winning the battle for the 20-year-old, who scored eight times and registered 11 assists in 36 appearances in all competitions for PSV last season.

According to De Telegraaf, Tottenham are ready to fight Arsenal for the winger, which could bring a very interesting battle between the North London rivals.

Why should Tottenham sign him?

It could be argued that Tottenham already have a player similar to Bergwijn, with Lucas Moura arriving at the club from Paris Saint-Germain during the January transfer window.

Lucas is yet to convince Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, however, and a lack of out-and-out width did cost Tottenham during certain matches last season.

Valued at £7.2m by transfermarkt.co.uk, Pochettino’s side would not exactly have to break the bank for the Amsterdam-born attacker, and he demonstrated last season that he certainly has the quality to harm opposition defences.

Bergwijn, who has a contract with PSV until the summer of 2021, has also scored three times in eight appearances for Netherlands Under-21s.

Young and full of talent, he is just the type of player that Tottenham should be looking for this summer, and the capital club must ensure that they beat Arsenal to his signature.

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