Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur want a fee of €30m (£25.6m) for Steven Bergwijn this summer, which is more than others have reported.
Bergwijn had already been struggling for minutes in the first half of the season for Spurs, but the arrival of Dejan Kulusevski in January has pushed the Dutchman even further down the pecking order.
The winger has expressed his intention to leave the North London club this summer in search of regular game time (AD).
It was reported last week that Ajax had made an offer of around €20m (£17.1m) for Bergwijn in the hope of bringing him back to Holland (De Telegraaf).
ESPN reported that Tottenham are asking for up to €25 million (£21m) to sell Bergwijn this summer, less than the figure quoted by Romano today.
The Daily Mirror subsequently claimed that Ajax’s opening offer for the former PSV Eindhoven man was rejected by Spurs on Friday, with the Eredivisie giants now said to be readying a second offer worth around £18m, with a package of add-ons potentially set to take the deal to around £20m.
Everton have also been credited with an interest in the 24-year-old this summer (Daily Mail).
Romano has now provided an update on Bergwijn’s future, explaining that Ajax are far from alone in their interest in the Spurs man.
Tottenham want around €30m to let Steven Bergwijn leave this summer. Ajax are working on it with an official proposal, still waiting to reach an agreement with Spurs. ⚪️ #THFC
There are many clubs interested in Bergwijn – but Ajax are on it since January.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 6, 2022
Spurs Web Opinion
Bergwijn’s impressive display against Belgium would have likely added a few million to Tottenham’s valuation. One would not expect Ajax to get involved in a bidding war but the winger’s desire to return to the Eredivisie ahead of the World Cup could help the Dutch club get the deal done.
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