Steven Bergwijn hits back at claims over his move to Tottenham

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Steven Bergwijn has hit back at claims from his former side PSV Eindhoven following his move to Tottenham Hotspur.

The Dutch international made the move to North London in January and penned a five-and-a-half-year deal.

He made an immediate impact to life in the Premier League when he scored a stunning volley on his debut against champions Manchester City in front of 17,500 Spurs fans who were sitting behind the single-tier stand at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Bergwijn scored 31 goals in 149 appearances for PSV, where he won three Eredivisie titles (transfermarkt) but was unhappy with what PSV general manager Toon Gerbrands had to say about him in relation to money.

“It has been good for all parties,” he told De Telegraaf as quoted by Sport Witness.

“Things didn’t go well with PSV at the time, and I had the idea that everything in the days around the transfer was being put on me.

“At least I had that feeling. General manager Toon Gerbrands has made a bit of a fuss in the media, but he himself has now indicated that they should be happy with that deal.

“The other people at the club, such as John de Jong and Peter Fossen, solved it very neatly at the time.

“PSV stays in my heart forever. My representatives and I have had quite a lot to endure. Like we came to steal money! No, we just came to ‘bring’ 32 million.”

Bergwijn has been working himself back to fitness after suffering a significant sprain to his left ankle in the draw at Burnley in March which was expected to keep him out for the remainder of the original season, before the coronavirus pandemic hit (BBC).

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