Report: Spurs ‘keen to keep’ player attracting interest from France, Germany, Holland and Spain

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According to Sky Sports, Tottenham Hotspur are keen to keep Steven Bergwijn despite the Dutchman attracting interest from clubs across the continent.

Bergwijn got his first start under Antonio Conte in Tottenham’s Carabao Cup quarter-final against West Ham United on Wednesday and he certainly showed what he is capable of, getting a goal and an assist in the North Londoners’ 2-1 win.

Antonio Conte praised the 24-year-old’s performance and admitted he would have started the games against Brighton and Leicester had they not been postponed.

It was previously reported that the Italian’s relationship with the former PSV Eindhoven man was strained and the winger could be set to leave the club in January.

However, Sky Sports have now revealed that Bergwijn’s showing in training over the last few weeks, as well as his performance against West Ham, has ‘firmly put him’ in Conte’s plans.

The report reveals the Netherlands international has been ‘training very well’ for the last two weeks and is ‘in great shape’.

Despite Bergwijn attracting interest from Ajax and Sevilla, as well as from clubs in Germany and France, it is explained that Tottenham wish to hang on to him.

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To me, Bergwijn always seemed like a very good fit for Conte’s system given the striker’s versatility, directness and his work rate off the ball. I am hoping that he manages to build on his performance at West Ham and is finally able to fulfil his potential.

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