In Focus: Bergwijn would be an exciting and versatile buy for Tottenham or West Ham

According to reports in The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are among the Premier League teams monitoring PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn.

What’s the word, then?

Well, The Mirror says that Spurs, the Irons and Bournemouth are all keeping tabs on the exciting 20-year-old, who has become a regular in the PSV first team over the course of the last season or so.

The Mirror says that the wide man is rated as one of the Netherlands’ brightest young prospects – who is expected to be given his chance in the national side following their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup – and the fact that he can play on either flank and is two-footed will mean that he is an attractive proposition for prospective buyers.

The report adds that Tottenham are long-term admirers of Bergwijn, whose contract with the Eredivisie giants is due to expire in 2021.

How has he done this season?

After scoring four goals and providing a further three assists in 37 appearances in all competitions during the 2016/17 campaign, Bergwijn would have been keen to make a bigger impression this term.

With two goals and one assist in nine outings in total, he is certainly going some way to do that and it looks to be enough to have caught the attention of other clubs across Europe.

Would he be a good signing for Tottenham or West Ham?

The fact that he is quick, can play on either flank and is two-footed will always make him stand out, and he would provide some much-needed width and competition for Spurs in those areas.

With Lamela only just returning from a long-term injury and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou yet to fully make his mark, Tottenham are lacking quality on the wings although they have often been playing with a 3-4-2-1 formation.

Meanwhile, Bergwijn would also look to push the likes of Michail Antonio and club-record signing Marko Arnautovic for a spot in the West Ham starting XI if he did make the move to the London Stadium, and he certainly looks to be a bright prospect that is capable of making an impact in the Premier League now.