PSV Eindhoven manager Mark van Bommel has admitted that the club does not want to sell Steven Bergwijn to rivals Ajax (Voetbal Primeur).
Bergwijn is regarded as one of the brightest young wide talents in European football.
Sky Sports reported in late May that Spurs were leading the race to sign the 21-year-old ahead of fellow Premier League side Manchester United.
The report claimed that Bergwijn is available for around £35million and impressed Mauricio Pochettino when his side faced PSV in the Champions League group stage tie at Wembley in November.
While van Bommel’s comments have been well publicised, below is our opinion on why we should be pushing to complete a deal for Bergwijn.
He enjoyed a successful season in the Eredivisie which saw him score 14 goals and provide 12 assists as PSV finished runners-up to Ajax in the league.
Frustratingly, Bergwijn’s name is not mentioned enough in the press in relation to Spurs to hold hope that a deal could come off this summer a would represent a missed opportunity to be able to add another dimension to our attacking play.
Bergwijn possesses the pace and trickery that Tottenham are desperately missing out wide and for around £35million, it would certainly represent good value.
While we have also been linked with other wingers including the likes of Leeds United’s Jack Clarke, Bergwijn has proven that he has what it takes to play at the level that Spurs desire.
Erik Lamela has failed to make an impact over the past few years at the club with his almost mandatory yellow cards, pointless flicks and injury record; if we had the opportunity to sell Lamela to raise funds for the PSV man, I would happily do the deal.
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