Earlier this week, De Telegraaf and Voetbal International reported Ajax have ‘officially indicated’ their interest to Tottenham Hotspur, and want to sign Steven Bergwijn in the winter market.

It was also explained David Neres’ exit from the Amsterdam club would make it easier for Ajax to sign the Spurs forward in January.

Mike Verweij covered the report for the newspaper. In De Telegraaf’s podcast, ‘Kick-off’, relayed by Voetbal Zone, the Journalist provides more information about the Dutch club’s interest in Antonio Conte’s man.

According to Verweij, the Netherlands international has given his approval to leave the north London club for the Eredivisie winners next month.

“That interest has been known to Bergwijn’s management for weeks, because that’s how it always goes,” he said.

“Ajax will never let themselves down that they want to get a player and that player says: ‘All nice and nice, but I don’t want to go to Ajax at all.’ Management is always contacted first to ask how the player would feel if an attempt is made. Bergwijn has indicated that he really likes Ajax.

“And now Spurs came to Ajax with the question whether the interest in Bergwijn is serious. The answer was affirmative.”

Both Ajax and the former PSV Eindhoven star are keen for the transfer to take shape, but Verweij warns a deal in January depends on the Premier League side.

“Spurs have indicated that they have such a busy schedule until the winter break that no decision can be made yet. They cannot miss any players now and they will decide at a later stage,” he added.

The De Telegraaf journalist further claims that if both clubs reach an agreement for the transfer, then Ajax will take Bergwijn on a loan deal, with a ‘mandatory option to buy’.