A big update has emerged on Tottenham winger Steven Bergwijn and his potential exit from North London…
Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge has claimed that Ajax and Spurs are a long way away from agreeing a fee for the Dutch international forward.
The reporter has stated that the club feel their valuation is not being met and they have been unhappy with the Eredivisie side’s attempts to meet it so far.
He Tweeted: “Steven Bergwijn keen for first-team football ahead of November World Cup but frustrated by Ajax’s bids. Broad agreement at Spurs this is a very good player who will go on & be a success. Valuation still miles apart.”
Spurs supporters will be fuming with this update from Bridge for multiple reasons.
Firstly, they will be – like the club are – frustrated with how Ajax are handling the situation. The Dutch giants are seemingly throwing in lowball offers in an attempt to secure a cut-price deal for him and Fabio Paratici is not entertaining them at all.
They will also be fuming because at this moment in time this transfer saga now looks set to continue further into the summer window. This does not benefit anyone as Bergwijn will be left in limbo and Spurs will not be able to bring in a replacement before they know if he will be sold, unless they run the risk of keeping him in the reserves.
Therefore, Ajax’s lacklustre offers to snap the winger up may affect what Paratici is able to do in terms of incomings for Spurs. He may be waiting for the money to come through for the Dutchman so that he can reinvest it in a replacement.
These statistics show that he struggled badly in the English top-flight as he was unable to make a big impact in the final third. He only started four of those 25 games and his poor return at the top end of the pitch suggests that Antonio Conte was right to not hand him regular minutes.
Spurs fans will, therefore, be keen to see him on the way out of the club and will be fuming with Ajax’s underwhelming attempts to sign him.