Journalist claims Ajax have ‘received signals’ from Spurs about Steven Bergwijn

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Dutch journalist Mike Verweij has claimed that Ajax have received signals from Tottenham Hotspur, hinting they would sell Steven Bergwijn if the price is right. 

Bergwijn was heavily linked with a return to the Eredivisie earlier this month, with Ajax reportedly being keen on taking him to the Johan Cruijff Arena (Ekrem Konur).

However, following the 24-year-old’s heroics as a substitute against Leicester City last week, it was suggested that Tottenham had a change of heart and decided to take the winger out of the shop window (The Daily Express).

Antonio Conte gave Bergwijn the nod to start ahead of Lucas Moura at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and despite the Lilywhites falling to a 2-0 loss, the former PSV Eindhoven man once again showed glimpses of his quality.

However, Verweij has suggested that Spurs remain open to the idea of cashing in on Bergwijn and backed Ajax to make one last assault for the wide-man in the final week of the transfer window. 

The journalist told De Telegraaf’s football podcast (as relayed by Soccer News and Sport Witness): “I think they (Ajax) are going to make an ultimate attempt for Bergwijn. 

“They have received signals from Spurs that he is still nominated to leave. For well over twenty million.”

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Bergwijn demonstrated with his performance on Sunday why he would be a better cover for Harry Kane than either Son or Lucas. 

While Son and Moura may offer more of a goal threat, neither are particularly good at playing with their back to goal or holding the ball up. 

I would be extremely surprised if Spurs let Bergwijn go, particularly given that we do not appear to be close to signing any forward this window.

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