Ajax are hoping that a Saudi Arabian club will make a move for winger Steven Bergwijn, and thus help them recoup the money they paid to sign him from Tottenham.

That’s according to De Telegraaf and journalist Valentijn Driessen, who say the Dutch side are keen to move on the winger as he’s not worked out how they planned.

Bergwijn joined Ajax in a €31.25m deal from Tottenham in July 2022 after a disappointing two years with Spurs following a €30m move from PSV Eindhoven in January 2020.

He had made a strong start to life in London under Jose Mourinho but never built on that, managing just eight goals and ten assists in 83 games for the club.

He therefore returned to the Netherlands with Ajax in the hope of recreating the form he’d previously shown at PSV, where he scored 31 goals and contributed 41 assists in 149 games.

That has not happened, though, with a tally of 19 goals and seven assists in 53 games largely seen as something of a failure and the decision to sign him from Tottenham an indicator of the problems currently besetting the Dutch giants.

They’re now keen to move him on as part of a restructuring of the squad and the club in general, and are hoping a club from Saudi Arabia comes knocking to help them out.

‘Ajax is open to outgoing transfers in the next transfer window and hopes to be able to transfer some players to the Middle East,’ De Telegraaf state.

“The important thing is that he (new general manager Alex Kroes) is going to release a number of players, because there is so much rubbish going on there,” added Driessen.

“For example, Bergwijn, who was already in the interest of Saudi clubs in the summer. So, if you get €40m for that…”