On December 8th, both De Telegraaf and Voetbal International reported that Ajax have made contact with Tottenham Hotspur over signing Steven Bergwijn in the winter market.

Three days later, De Telegraaf journalist Mike Verweij explained the 24-year-old is quite keen to join the Eredivisie winners.

Earlier this week, Spurs manager Antonio Conte insisted the forward is ‘totally committed to what I ask of a player’. The latest comments made by the former Chelsea manager will have no bearing on his chances of leaving the north London club.

This is according to Verweij, who made these claims on De Telegraaf’s podcast, relayed by Ajax Showtime. According to the journalist, the Amsterdam club’s interest in the Spurs man is serious and any potential deal for the Netherlands international will depend on Erik ten Hag’s side.

“We do not have to attach too much value to Conte’s words. In the coming games we will see if he gets more playing time and then you can see if they really want to continue with him,” the journalist said.

“Ajax are really serious about him. The interest has been officially announced to Spurs.

“Bergwijn has been polled by Ajax twice before. The first time when he still played for PSV, and then last summer. Twice, however, Ajax did not go through. The chance that Bergwijn will come to Ajax depends very much on Ajax. He is no longer waiting for Ajax.”

The Tottenham attacker no longer waiting for Ajax, as per Verweij, would indicate that there are other clubs interested in Bergwijn. Sevilla are only club that gets a mention.