Steven Bergwijn may soon be offered an escape from Tottenham, as Frank Lampard is reportedly keen on signing the winger for Everton.
Following a £27million move from PSV Eindhoven, Bergwijn would have expected a starring role. Especially since he was such a crucial member of the PSV side.
The winger contributed to 72 goals for the Dutch side in 149 appearances. His best season saw him notch 15 goals and provide 13 assists in all competitions.
His impact has not been nearly the same during his time at Tottenham, though. That can be attributed to the lack of game time he has had in north London.
In two and a half seasons, Bergwijn has made just 60 appearances in the Premier League. The recently-concluded season was his best in terms of league appearances, with 25. However, he only started four of those games.
The Dutchman has been vocal about his desire to move on, due to his lack of minutes since joining the club. Those minutes are due to suffer even more following the signing of Ivan Perisic, who operates in the same areas.
Bergwijn recently admitted he wants to “leave Spurs now”.
Ivan Perisic signing means goodbye for Steven Bergwijn
Steven Bergwijn will likely say goodbye to Tottenham this summer as replacement Ivan Perisic is close to Spurs deal
Ajax have had a bid of £17million rejected for him of late.
Whether or not he is allowed to leave Spurs remains to be seen.
Everton a good move for Bergwijn
A move to Everton seems as if it would be a good one for Bergwijn. He and Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal both want him playing regular football ahead of the World Cup.
Everton would be able to offer him that and more. Should he move to the Toffees, he should be afforded a starring role in their side, given they narrowly avoided relegation last season.
Bergwijn’s preferred position, right wing, is usually occupied by Andros Townsend, and he is the only natural right-sided attacker at the club.
With that being said, Bergwijn would surely be able to rival the 30-year-old for his position. What’s more, an attack featuring Bergwijn, Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin would be a potent one.
Playing alongside two quality attackers would benefit not only Bergwijn, but the whole Everton side.