Steven Bergwijn is unlikely to accept a move to Everton from Tottenham this summer, as they can only offer him better wages.
That’s according to the head of Dutch outlet De Telegraaf’s sports section, Marcel van der Kraan, who believes a switch to Goodison Park is unlikely to be on the cards for the Dutchman.
Bergwijn has been heavily linked with a move away from Tottenham for several months, having failed to establish himself since his arrival from PSV Eindhoven in 2020.
Ajax are known to be keen after chasing him in the January transfer window, and numerous reports have made it clear that a switch is on the cards once the new financial year comes into play on July 1st.
That will allow the Dutch side to record the transfer on new accounts, leading to a delay in negotiations that Everton have looked to take advantage of.
A report in the Netherlands this week made it clear they have approached Bergwijn about a move to the North West and have offered better wages than Ajax in an attempt to convince the forward.
Van der Kraan can’t see that being effective, though, believing the Tottenham man is focused on things other than money.
“The only question is, does Bergwijn want to play relegation football?” he told De Telegraaf.
“That what’s Everton have played in recent years. They’re losing their best player, Richarlison, who is going to Tottenham.
“What can they offer besides a lot of money, a lot of salary? The sporting picture counts a lot for Bergwijn as well, and, according to my information, he will only go to Ajax.”