Report: Spurs ‘reluctant’ to sell midfielder but want to recoup what they paid

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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Steven Bergwijn is attracting interest from Ajax, according to The Mail.

The 23-year-old found himself missing out on a place at Euro 2020 after he was omitted from Frank de Boer’s final 26-man Dutch squad.

Bergwijn found himself featuring on a regular basis under Jose Mourinho up until the beginning of February and struggled thereafter to get a consistent run in the team.

Gareth Bale’s upturn in form saw the former PSV player saw him fall further down the pecking order in the remaining time of Jose Mourinho’s spell and also under interim head coach Ryan Mason (transfermarkt).

His lack of minutes saw him dropped after originally being named in de Boer’s initial 34-man provisional squad 

Bergwijn caught the eye at PSV having scored 31 times in 149 appearances after graduating through the club’s academy system.

The Mail claim that Ajax have identified Bergwijn as a summer transfer target, but Tottenham are reluctant to sell him.

The North Londoners would want to recoup the £27million they paid for him, which could represent a significant outlay for the Eredivisie giants.

Bergwijn is said to be fully aware that he needs to be playing regular first-team football if he is to force his way back into de Boer’s plans ahead of the World Cup in Qatar next summer.

SpursWeb Opinion

Bergwijn was given a heavily defensive-focused role under Jose Mourinho and needs to be given the opportunity to prove himself under the new head coach.

His confidence appeared to take a hit after he missed a brilliant opportunity to score against Liverpool at Anfield in December.

 

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