De Telegraaf journalist Valentijn Driessen has claimed that Tottenham could prevent Steven Bergwijn from moving away from the club in January as they are concerned with the current depth of their playing squad (via Sport Witness).
The 24-year-old has struggled to make an impact under Antonio Conte having been hampered by injuries and has made just 13 appearances this season, with only three starts coming in the Premier League.
Tottenham’s alleged interest in Wolves winger Adama Traore could also reduce his chances of achieving game time, with Spurs reportedly looking to secure a £20 million deal for the Spaniard in the coming weeks.
Reports have since emerged that Bergwijn has been tipped for an exit from North London this month, with Ajax said to be keen on recruiting the Netherlands international to replace the transfer-listed David Neres.
However, a move back to the Eredivisie won’t come easily, with Conte said to be unwilling to let Bergwijn go mid-season in case his Spurs squad faces absentees ahead of the second half of the campaign.
Dutch reporter Driessen said (FCUpdate.nl): “I heard that Tottenham Hotspur are not prepared to talk about any player since they still have a lot of games to play and have a very small group of players.
“And they also have Covid cases and injuries. So, they actually want to keep everyone on board.”
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Bergwijn has had a pretty unsuccessful stint at Spurs but this does seem sensible considering the squad isn’t exactly the deepest. All it takes is a couple of injuries or Covid-related absences and he will be needed to come in.
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