Report: Ajax boss speaks out on rumoured Tottenham target

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Dom Le Roy

Ajax have refused to comment on speculation linking them with a move for PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn.

The 21-year-old was said to be on the radar of Tottenham Hotspur with Sky Sports reporting back in May that the North London club were leading the chase ahead of the likes of Manchester United.

Bergwijn scored 15 goals and provided 13 assists in 40 games for PSV this season and has also been rumoured to be interesting their Dutch rivals Ajax.

The Dutch international is said to be available at around £35million which represents good business in today’s inflated transfer market for a player who impressed against Spurs in the Champions League group stage clash against PSV at Wembley last November (Sky Sports).

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag remained tight lipped when asked about the possibility of his side raiding their Eredivisie rivals for the midfielder, who came through the academy ranks at Ajax before moving to PSV in 2011.

ten Hag told RTLBergwijn has never been mentioned by us. Make of that what you want. If we have news, we will report it”, 

“That’s how we always do it. In the meantime, we do our work.

“We have our lists ready, going by position.

“I am not saying that Bergwijn is not on the list, but I am also not saying he is on it.”

Opinion

When you consider Spurs are prepared to pay around £10million for Jack Clarke, who is unproven at the top level – a move for a Dutch international who has played Champions League football for £35million seems to be a no brainer.

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