Former Premier League midfielder Lee Hendrie has urged Steven Bergwijn to leave Tottenham Hotspur in search of regular game time.
Bergwijn has struggled to earn a regular run in Tottenham’s starting eleven since his move to the club from PSV Eindhoven two years ago.
Initially, it seemed as though the winger was going to find it difficult to get opportunities under Antonio Conte as well, with the Italian settling on Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura as his front three.
It was even reported two weeks ago that the Spurs head coach’s relationship with the Dutchman was strained and that the wide man was expected to leave in January.
However, the 24-year-old has been handed some chances over recent weeks and has shown his qualities to Conte.
The former Inter Milan boss recently praised the Netherlands international and Sky Sports claimed last week that despite Bergwijn attracting interest from clubs across the continent, Tottenham wish to hang on to the player.
Hendrie believes that the winger would be better off getting regular starts under his belt for a club like Everton or Newcastle.
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When asked if Bergwijn should join the Toffees or the Magpies, the former Aston Villa midfielder told Sky Sports News (12:34 pm, December 26, 2021): “100%, 100%. I am not doubting his ability at all.
“Probably playing week in and week out would give him that stability, that confidence that we do see the best out of Bergwijn.”
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Conte is short of forward options at the moment as he does not seem to have much faith in Bryan Gil. So, I do not think Spurs would be willing to let Bergwijn leave next month. The Italian will likely be keen on adding to his forward line in January.