It was at the weekend that Ajax started being linked to Tottenham Hotspur winger Steven Bergwijn, as reports from the Netherlands revealed the plan of a January transfer.
It was claimed by Malentjin Driessen (via ELF Voetbal) that the Dutch side want the 24-year-old to be one more option in their attacking sector, as the unimpressive form from a couple of wingers results in the need of new additions.
Now as the rumour goes on, we get to see Bergwijn’s move to Ajax being strongly pushed in Amsterdam, with Het Parool columnist Henk Spann insisting that the Tottenham player would be a great signing in the winter transfer window.
His piece claims that the little use that Antonio Conte has been making of the winger is what gives the Dutch side an advantage in the negotiations, as the player could be signed for very cheap.
“That Ajax can really use Steven Bergwijn, it became clear again yesterday against Sparta,” says Spaan (via Voetbal Primeur). “The places where Bergwijn would come into his own were moderately to poorly occupied: striker, ten and right winger”.
“An advantage is that every time as a reserve makes him worth less. The ego of a manager like Conte is far too big to take into account the market value of a player. That’s why he’s an economical option for Overmars to sign Bergwijn on loan first and then buy him. For relatively next to nothing.’
Bergwijn has nine appearances for Tottenham this season. In the four games the club had under Antonio Conte so far, the winger was never used.