Report: Club set to make improved £18m offer after Spurs reject opening bid

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The Daily Mirror have claimed that Ajax are set to make an improved offer for Steven Bergwijn after Tottenham Hotspur rejected their opening bid for the winger on Friday.

Bergwijn has barely had any game time at Spurs under Antonio Conte, with Dejan Kulusevksi’s arrival in January pushing the Dutchman further down the pecking order.

However, the winger continues to show his quality for the Netherlands, finding the back of the net once again for his country in their 4-1 win over Belgium on Friday. 

Speaking after the game, Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal remarked that he wants the 24-year-old to swap Tottenham for Ajax ‘as soon as possible’ (De Telegraaf).

It was reported last week that Ajax had made an offer of around €20m (£17.1m) for Bergwijn in the hope of bringing him back to Holland (De Telegraaf).

The Mirror have now claimed that Ajax’s opening offer for the winger was around £18m but Spurs rejected the bid on Friday.

The Eredivisie giants are said to be readying a second offer for Bergwijn worth around £18m, with a package of add-ons potentially set to take the deal to around £20m.

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One would expect Spurs to accept the reported bid and for the deal to progress quickly, given that all three parties are keen to get it done. 

Bergwijn has been unlucky not to get more opportunities at Spurs and I believe he is too good for the Eredivisie. 

However, with the World Cup coming up in November, I can understand why the winger might be desperate to return to Holland.

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