Tottenham attacker Steven Bergwijn will not be heading back to his native Holland on Deadline Day following a report from trusted journalist after Fabrizio Romano.
The Italian revealed that Ajax have baulked at the €25million asking price for the forward, while Spurs chief Antonio Conte also blocked any potential exit for a player he rates very highly.
Bergwijn’s career in north London has been a stop-start affair. He made a dazzling debut in a win over Manchester City before injuries struck to hinder his progress.
However, the former PSV man made a stunning impact from the bench in the recent win at Leicester, scoring twice in stoppage-time to seal a remarkable 3-2 triumph.
That led to Conte revealing his admiration for the player, who he had no intention of allowing to leave.
And now Romano has brought to an end any speculation over a potential move.
It’s over for Steven Bergwijn to Ajax. Deal’s not gonna happen as Tottenham want €25m and Antonio Conte prefers to keep the player. ❌ #THFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2022
Gil heads back to Spain
Meanwhile, Tottenham have confirmed that summer signing Bryan Gil has moved back to Spain and joined Valencia on loan for the rest of the season.
Gil has had limited chances to shine under first Nuno Espirito Santo and then Conte, and will spend the second half of the campaign back in his homeland.
Bryan Gil has joined La Liga side Valencia CF on loan until the end of the season.
Best of luck, Bryan! 💪
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 31, 2022
It’s been a busy Deadline Day for Tottenham so far, with the arrivals of Rodrigo Bentancur and Dejan Kulusevski already announced.
Record signing Tanguy Ndombele has rejoined former club Lyon on loan, while Dele Alli is closing in on a permanent switch to Everton. Giovani Lo Celso is also expected to seal an exit before the clock ticks down.