Journalist claims ‘many clubs’ are ready to ‘jump’ on Spurs star if he becomes available 

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Fabrizio Romano has claimed that several clubs would be interested in signing Steven Bergwijn from Tottenham in January if the winger becomes available. 

Bergwijn has not had a single minute of action since Antonio Conte arrived at Tottenham at the start of November.

Reports over recent weeks have indicated the former PSV Eindhoven man is not in Conte’s plans and Tottenham would be open to cashing in on him in January.

However, the Tottenham boss insisted last week that he does ‘count on’ the 24-year-old and raved about the qualities that he possesses, as well as his versatility. 

It remains to be seen whether the Netherlands international can force his way into Spurs’ starting eleven, with Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura seemingly having established themselves as mainstays.

Romano has now revealed that any decision on Bergwijn’s future will come down to Conte and that clubs will be queuing up for the winger if the Italian decides he is surplus to requirements.

He said on the Here We Go Podcast: “Bergwijn is a different situation because many clubs are interested in him for a long time.

“It depends on Antonio Conte. If Antonio Conte gives the green light to make him leave in January, many clubs will be ready to jump in this negotiation.

“So remember the name of Bergwijn, because he could be one of the players prepared to leave.”

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Whether or not Bergwijn is the long-term answer for Spurs, I believe it would be a mistake to let him go in January. The 24-year-old has not come close to fulfilling his potential at Spurs and will be vastly undervalued in the market. 

I also see him as a very good fit for Conte’s system given his work ethic, directness and versatility. So, I would like to see him get a couple of opportunities in the busy run of fixtures we have coming up.

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