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Tottenham transfer news: Fee agreed as Spurs step up summer clearout by offloading Steven Bergwijn

Steven Bergwijn, Tottenham, celebrates a goal in Premier League win v Newcastle

Tottenham have reportedly agreed to sell winger Steven Bergwijn to Dutch giants Ajax for a fee in the region of £20million.

The Netherlands forward only moved to north London in January 2020 from PSV after Spurs forked out £27million and handed Bergwijn a five-year contract.

However, the powerful attacker failed to earn regular starting roles under Jose Mourinho, Ryan Mason, Nuno Espirito Santo and now Antonio Conte.

In 25 league appearances last term, Bergwijn scored just three times – two of those in the memorable stoppage-time win at Leicester.

Ajax were keen on landing the forward in January but Conte was loathed to let the player. At the time, the Italian was plotting gatecrashing the top-four party and did not want to weaken his squad.

That proved to be a wise decision as Spurs eventually beat rivals Arsenal to fourth spot in the Premier League.

But now the summer window has opened, Ajax are back in for Bergwijn and now look set to get their man.

It was reported in Tuesday that Tottenham would not drop their £26m asking price. However, 90min states that Daniel Levy has done just that and will sell Bergwijn for £6m less.

Bergwijn reveals Tottenham exit hope

Speaking earlier this month, Bergwijn publicly revealed his desire to leave.

He said: “I just need to go play. I want to leave Spurs now, that’s for sure.

“Is it important that my new club plays in the Champions League? That’s not my top priority. It would be nice, but what’s important is that I’m going to play.

“I wasn’t allowed to leave Spurs in the winter and then I didn’t have any problems. But for the last few months, I was hardly looked after there.

“I want to go and play somewhere weekly. It would be nice if there was clarity soon. My situation now has to be different.”

The Holland star now looks set to get his way, with a return to his homeland seemingly imminent.

Bergwijn will join Cameron Carter-Vickers in leaving Tottenham this summer after the defender joined Celtic for £6.3million.

In terms of incomings, Conte has so far snapped up Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forester and Yves Bissouma. More are expected to follow though, with Middlesbrough’s Djed Spence closing in on a move.

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