Pushed to one side at Tottenham, Steven Bergwijn was touted to return to the Netherlands at some point in the near future.
Erik Ten Hag made it clear he was interested in working with the Spurs forward, with David Neres potentially being sacrificed to make that happen, and it appears Ajax Amsterdam have made their first move.
That comes from De Telegraaf in Holland, who claim that the Eredivisie side have made their first offer of £15m for the player, which has been rejected.
It’s stated the bid ‘would have been relegated to the trash’, and it’s pointed out that clubs in Spain and Germany are also interested.
That being said, ‘it’s to be expected that director of football Marc Overmars will make another attempt for Bergwijn one of these days’, and the hope is to have a new player in for the away game against FC Utrecht on January 16th.
The player is said to be ‘allowed to leave Spurs to make winter purchases possible’, and Ajax are ‘counting on it having to cost less’ than the €30m Tottenham paid for the forward in the first place.
In the meantime, ‘a departure of David Neres would give Overmars more financial scope’.