One of the likely exits in January over at Tottenham is Steven Bergwijn.

The Dutch winger has played just three minutes of football under Antonio Conte since the Italian manager took over from Nuno Espírito Santo back in early November, with all of those coming in the 2-0 win against Brentford on Thursday night.

There have been many suggestions the 24-year-old could return to his home country, the Netherlands, where he first made a name for himself in the Eredivisie at PSV Eindhoven, with Ajax Amsterdam reportedly interested.

In fact, the club’s manager, Erik ten Hag, didn’t shy away when asked about the Tottenham forward in a press conference.

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He said, relayed by SoccerNews: “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”.

The manager then went on to explain that while he could never guarantee anyone ‘a starting place’, he made it clear that coming to Ajax would be good for any footballer wanting to ‘have fun playing football’, wanting to ‘get better’ and wanting to ‘take up the challenge’.

That certainly sounds like a possible door opening for the Spurs man who is clearly not having fun, getting any better or being challenged in his current situation, with the London club unlikely to stand in his way if he makes it clear he wants to leave.