Ex-Ajax midfielder Kenneth Perez has urged his former club not to pursue a move for Tottenham’s Steven Bergwijn.

The 24-year-old has struggled to hit form during his time at Spurs after joining the club for £27 million in January 2020, notching just four goals and nine assists in 62 appearances. 

Bergwijn, who is still yet to tally this term, has now found himself on the periphery under Antonio Conte’s leadership which has plunged his career in N17 into some doubt. 

Reports have since linked the ex-PSV player with a move back to his native Netherlands, with Ajax mentioned as a potential suitor for a loan move in January if it becomes obvious he is not a part of Conte’s plans. 

However, former Ajax man Perez is not convinced his former employers need to sign Bergwijn and doubts whether he would be an improvement on Brazilian winger David Neres.

Speaking on ESPN’s Voetbal Talk (as relayed by VoetbalZone), Perez said: “I think it’s superfluous to get Bergwijn. 

“Neres is someone who can play very well in the small spaces. You know Bergwijn. Is he in better shape than Neres just because he scored for the Dutch national team?

“He never plays for Tottenham, so we can’t really judge him.”

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The signing of Bergwijn clearly hasn’t worked out for Spurs and the club may have to end up cutting their losses at some point.

A lot of things are pointing towards a return to the Netherlands for him, which is a shame given how much potential he had on his arrival at the club. 

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