‘A pacier player than Bergwijn we will not see again’ – says Dutch football journalist

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur already boast plenty of pace on the counter-attack and in behind in the likes of Heung-min Son and Lucas Moura.

However, they have now added yet another lightning pair of boots to that line-up with the signing of Steven Bergwijn from PSV this January.

Tottenham officially announced that they had signed the winger this morning as he completes his move from the Eredivisie to the Premier League.

This comes as the winger underwent a medical in North London last night in preparation for the big winter window transfer.

Bergwijn is known for his immense pace and trickery, while also being able to play in any position across the front line.

Dutch football expert and journalist Marcel van der Kraan told Sky Sports (Transfer Talk Podcast 28/01/20) that Bergwijn will be an interesting player for Mourinho.

Van der Kraan went as far to say that Bergwijn is the fastest player in the Eredivisie and that the league will never see a pacier player. Big claims indeed!

He said: “He’s small, nippy, quick. I would think he’s the paciest player in the Eredivisie. A pacier player than Bergwijn we will not see again.

“He has been lightning in some top games for PSV, and this is also the reason why Holland coach Ronald Koeman is counting on him at Euro 2020 this summer.

“Koeman has lost Memphis Depay to a cruciate knee ligament injury, and he still has Bergwijn who can do damage as a striker, a left-winger. He can almost play in three or four positions up front. That’s very interesting for Mourinho.

“A player in the Premier League who has absolute pace, and we go back as far as Marc Overmars at Arsenal… when you have pace, class, the Dutch skill and technique, I think those players will do well.”

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