‘Won’t go away’ – Journalist claims Bergwijn could leave Spurs under one condition

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The Daily Express journalist Ryan Taylor has revealed that Steven Bergiwjn could still leave Tottenham Hotspur before the transfer window shuts if the North London club complete the signing of Porto winger Luis Diaz.

It emerged earlier this month that Ajax were keen to take Bergwijn back to the Eredivisie (Ekrem Konur).

However, following the Dutchman’s heroics off the bench at the King Power Stadium last week, The Express claimed Tottenham had taken him off the shop window.

The Athletic subsequently backed up that claim, explaining that Spurs’ valuation of Bergwijn is only likely to have gone up after his heroics against Leicester and suggested the Lilywhites would prefer not to sell the 24-year-old this month.

However, Dutch journalist Mike Verweij told De Telegraaf’s football podcast a few days ago (as relayed by Soccer News) that Ajax have still not given up hope of snapping up the Netherlands international and were planning one final assault. 

Taylor has now also claimed there is a chance of Bergwijn leaving before Monday’s deadline, stating that Ajax are not going away.

The journalist said on his YouTube Channel: “Spurs don’t want to sell Bergwijn, but if they brought in Diaz, there is a chance they could potentially pick up negotiations again with Ajax who just won’t go away. They really want to sign him having sold David Neres.”

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Perhaps Spurs would consider selling Bergwijn in order to fund a move for Diaz, considering that the North Londoners’ offer is currently reported to be short of Porto’s valuation of the Colombian (The Sun).

While Conte would probably prefer to keep Bergwijn at the club, the Netherlands international is probably one of the few sellable assets in the squad who would fetch a decent fee this window.

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