Van der Vaart thrilled as he explains how Bergwijn can improve Tottenham

Date published: Tuesday 28th January 2020 4:23 - Jonny Whitfield

Former Tottenham midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has backed Steven Bergwijn to be a success under Spurs boss Jose Mourinho.

Having been linked with a move for the PSV winger in the past few days, reports on Tuesday claimed that Spurs have agreed a deal to bring the 22-year-old to North London.

Bergwijn, who moved up to PSV’s senior team in 2013, has scored six goals and assisted 13 others in 29 appearances in all competitions so far this season.

Writing on Twitter, Van der Vaart explained why he is excited to see the Dutchman in the Premier League.

The 36-year-old wrote: “Should it all really happen, I believe that Bergwijn will certainly be a great signing for Spurs.

“Obviously he will have to adjust to the PL pace and ambience but his speed, technique and strength will certainly add something to the Spurs game.

“Good luck to Stevie and my Spurs.”

Bergwijn, a Netherlands international, has made nine appearances for his country since earning his first cap in 2018.

Tuesday’s report claimed that Spurs and Ajax have agreed a fee of £27m for Bergwijn, with £25.4m being paid up front before for the other £1.6m due in add-ons.



In other Spurs news, Christian Eriksen has completed his move to Inter Milan for a fee of around £16.9m.

The Dane had long been linked with a move away from Tottenham after admitting last summer that he was keen to try a new challenge.

Speaking about his latest move, Eriksen said: “I feel that I am at a stage of my career where I would like to try something new.

“I couldn’t wait to join, it’s wonderful to be here and I’m happy to be a new Inter player. I’m very excited and can’t wait to introduce myself to the fans.”

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