Journalist claims Ajax have strong interest in 23-year-old Spurs star

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Steven Bergwijn enjoyed a dream debut for Tottenham Hotspur in February of last year when he scored a superb volley in front of the giant single-tier stand to help his side to a 2-0 win against Manchester City.

The winger joined in a £27million deal from PSV Eindhoven and has at times struggled for regular first team football in England.

Bergwijn found himself in and out of the Spurs team under Jose Mourinho having been tasked with a particularly defence-minded role with a heavily reliance on tracking the opposition deep into the Spurs half.

The 23-year-old suffered disappointment earlier this week when he failed to make the cut in Frank de Boer’s 26-man squad for next month’s European Championship, with Bergwijn having been one of eight players axed from the preliminary squad named earlier this month.

De Telegraaf journalist Mike Verweij has claimed that Ajax are interested in bringing Bergwijn back to Holland.

Verweij suggested that Ajax may struggle on a financial front to turn Tottenham’s head with the Dutch giants believing they could land him for £12.8million (€15million), while the North Londoners would seek an asking price of at least £21.4million (€25million).

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It would be a surprise if Daniel Levy was prepared to make a big financial loss on Bergwijn when a new manager will be arriving at the club this summer.  The departure of Erik Lamela would make more sense given his age and contract situation.

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