Erik ten Hag has refused to rule out the possibility of a move for Tottenham Hotspur winger Steven Begwijn.

The Dutch winger arrived in North London in January of last year from PSV Eindhoven in a £27million deal and enjoyed a dream start to his Spurs career, having scored against Manchester City on his debut.

Bergwijn struggled for regular first-team football in the second half of last season under Jose Mourinho which saw him miss out on a place in the Dutch squad for Euro 2020 (transfermarkt).

The 24-year-old saw his start to the new campaign interrupted by injury and has played just three minutes of Premier League football since the arrival of Antonio Conte which came in Thursday night’s 2-0 win against Brentford (transfermarkt).

The Ajax boss was asked about a possible move for Bergwijn during the January transfer window and did not shy away from the question.

He told De Telegraaf: “I may repeat myself, but we want to improve. If there is an option for that, we will investigate it. Whether we also investigate Bergwijn’s situation? We investigate everything. We are professionals.”

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Conte has admitted that he could look to play Bergwijn as a backup striker to Harry Kane, but the Dutchman has struggled for consistency since his move from the Eredivisie.

Heung-min Son has typically deputised for Kane through the middle, although it could give Begwijn the chance to revive his career at the club.

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