Former Coventry City striker Noel Whelan has hailed Tottenham’s decision to sign Steven Bergwijn and has backed the winger to be a success in the Premier League.
The 22-year-old admitted after signing for Spurs from PSV Eindhoven last week that he can’t wait to get started with life in North London.
He certainly announced himself with a bang on his Premier League debut against Manchester City on Sunday after he scored a brilliant goal to break the deadlock and helped Tottenham to a 2-0 victory.
Some Spurs fans are extremely excited with what’s to come from the forward after his impressive debut.
Whelan believes that the Dutch international’s pace and directness will worry many defenders in the Premier League.
Speaking about Tottenham’s reasons for signing Bergwijn, he told Football Insider: “I think it’s a bit of everything really. I think it’s a rebuilding process, getting that youth in with quality.
“He’s a Dutch international, very direct. From what we hear, he was the quickest player in the Dutch league so he will trouble defenders.
“He’s young, he’s going to grow into that position as well and into Tottenham Hotspur. Everyone fears pace and directness in a player and he certainly looks like one for the future.”
The 45-year-old backed also lauded the Lilywhites for managing to secure the services of such a promising talent for a relatively modest transfer fee.
Whelan added: “Johan Cruyff raved about him, he’s come from a great background, so yeah, I think he’s going to be really exciting.
“I think it’s a really good signing for £27 million – it’s not a huge amount of money to pay really for an international coming into a big club, and he’s got years ahead of him as well. He can only get better.”
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While it is still early days for Begwijn at Spurs, you could tell he has the potential to develop into something special. The club deserves massive credit for getting such an amazing deal through in an inflated market. Looking at what players of a similar profile are costing other clubs, there is no question that Daniel Levy has outdone himself yet again.
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