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Tottenham face fight with club ‘really serious’ about landing star forward

Ciaran McCarthy
Tottenham trio Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Steven Bergwijn

Tottenham have a fight on their hands, as Eredivisie champions Ajax are ‘really serious’ about landing Steven Bergwijn in January.

Tottenham signed Bergwijn from Ajax’s title rivals PSV Eindhoven in January 2020. Despite showing glimpses of quality, the Dutchman has never really found the form he achieved in the Netherlands.

Indeed, he had 26 goal contributions from 33 league games for PSV in the 2018-19 season. However, his tally for Tottenham last season was one goal and four assists in 21 Premier League appearances despite starting almost half of those games.

Given Bergwijn has failed to reach the heights he previously has, speculation about a move comes naturally. Indeed, it was recently reported that the winger was unhappy at Spurs.

What’s more, multiple Dutch outlets have reported that Ajax have contacted Spurs about a move, per Sport Witness.

The report states that Ajax are ‘really serious’ about completing a deal for Bergwijn.

However, Spurs boss Antonio Conte has claimed the winger is ‘totally involved’ at the club.

What’s more, Bergwijn was impressive when called upon in Spurs’ League Cup victory against West Ham recently. The Dutchman’s goalscoring performance showed he still has a lot to offer at the club.

De Vrij has been linked with a move to Spurs

Inter's De Vrij has been linked with a move to Spurs.

As such, it may be tough for Ajax to poach the 24-year-old from Spurs.

Bergwijn is under contract until 2025, so the north London club do not have to succumb to a low offer. Indeed, a deal could be a pricy one, should Ajax continue their pursuit.

Bergwijn and Alli could remain following update

Dele Alli, Bryan Gil, Sergio Reguilon, Tottenham celeb during the UEFA Europa Conference League Group G match v MS Mura

Dele Alli has been the subject of speculation regarding his future away from the club of late. Indeed, he was given the green light to leave by Conte recently.

Newcastle emerged as one of the more likely suitors for Alli this month.

However, an update on the situation shows Alli is a long way down the Magpies’ list of priorities.

Interest from other suitors has been fleeting at best thus far. As such, Alli could remain at Spurs beyond the winter window.

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