Daniel Levy in U-turn over transfer for Tottenham star after Mourinho exit

Date published: Tuesday 20th April 2021 11:54 - Samuel Bannister

Steven Bergwijn is set for a second chance with Tottenham after Daniel Levy reportedly blocked his sale following the exit of Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho parted company with Tottenham on Monday after a downturn in form. The timing raised eyebrows as Spurs are days away from a Carabao Cup final against Manchester City. But things reached breaking point and the club are now considering their options for the future.

Ryan Mason has been appointed as interim head coach until the end of the season. Thereafter, they will look for a more high-profile replacement.

But it is not just in the managerial department that there could be changes at Tottenham. A number of their players also face uncertain futures.

Bergwijn is one of those with things to consider. He did not have as prominent a role under Mourinho as he would have liked. This season, he has started just 11 Premier League games.

According to The Athletic, Spurs have received enquiries from a number of clubs for Bergwijn. Some would like to take him on loan but others are considering a permanent offer.

Either way, it seems Levy will not grant them their wishes. Instead, he sees a future for Bergwijn in north London.

The Dutchman was a £26.7m signing for Tottenham in January 2020 and initially made a bright start to life in the Premier League. His progress has slowed since but he remains under contract until 2025.

Keen to see his investment pay off, Levy will wait to see what his new manager’s plans will be for the 23-year-old.

Mourinho admitted in June that Bergwijn had never been his first-choice signing. But a new manager may see potential in the former PSV wide man.

Therefore, Levy will be hoping patience pays off and Bergwijn – who hasn’t scored all season – gets back on track.

Tottenham weighing up next boss

A number of names have already been linked with the manager’s position at Tottenham.

In the immediate aftermath of Mourinho’s exit, the two favourites were named as RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann and Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers.

A third candidate emerged when it was claimed that Tottenham were in contact with former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.

None of those would necessarily be easy to acquire, but Levy will be keen to find the right person to take Tottenham forward. In turn, Bergwijn will hope to benefit.

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