Spurs chasing PSV youngster

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  • The Sun says we are competing with Torino for PSV Eindhoven wing sensation Steven Bergwijn.
    The 20-year-old academy product has helped his Dutch club go eight points clear at the top of the Eredivisie.

The article says that the Holland Under-21 international’s form has alerted  Mauricio Pochettino, and that he is said to be considering an offer next month.

It adds how Italians Torino had a £9million bid for Bergwijn rejected in August, but they still remain interested as do West Ham and Bournemouth. The PSV academy graduate has scored two goals in 15 games this season.

The article goes on to say that should we follow up our interest with a concrete bid we are likely to be a far greater attraction to the young player.

It adds that Bergwijn is under contract with PSV until 2021 but to his frustration he is the only member of coach Philip Cocu’s first team who is not guaranteed a starting role – with ex-Newcastle flop Luuk de Jong competing for his place

He was rated as a star pupil of PSV’s academy, and broke into their senior side three years ago according to the article and he is A right winger by trade, but he can also operate on the left or as a central striker.

It adds that he has dual Surinamese nationality through his parents, but has played for Holland at all age levels from Under-17 upwards – scoring 21 goals in 41 internationals.

The article concludes that Pochettino has been slowly building his squad at Tottenham but is aware the dual demands of the Premier League and Europe expose a lack of numbers however it does add that the bigger likelihood is that PSV will insist on keeping hold of Bergwijn until the end of the season, when they would have a better chance of finding a replacement for him.

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