Tottenham Hotspur finally confirmed the exit of Steve Bergwijn to Ajax on a permanent deal.
The Dutchman arrived at Spurs from PSV Eindhoven during Jose Mourinho’s time as a coach here. However, since arriving he has struggled to get a start with the North London club.
Bergwijn was the second choice under Antonio Conte after Lucas Moura. Moreover, after the arrival of Dejan Kulusevski, he further fell in favor of the coach.
The signing of Richarlison was believed to b be the end of time for Bergwijn at Spurs. The 24-year-old is frantically looking for greater game time as he looks to make a bid for the Netherlands squad in the upcoming world cup.
Therefore, now Tottenham has confirmed the departure of Bergwijn after spending two-and-a-half years with the North London club.
Ajax is set to pay €31.25million (£26.4m) for Bergwijn. The attacker has signed a five-year deal with the Dutch powerhouses with the deal stretching to 2027.
Bergwijn was previously part of the Ajax youth setup where he played from 2005 to 2011. After which, he made a move to PSV where he spent eight-and-a-half years, before moving to Spurs.
Bergwijn posted a farewell message on his official Instagram page on Friday morning. The message read,” Dear Spurs fans, thank you for all the great moments and memories. It was an honor to have been part of this beautiful club. All the best. COYS🤍.”
Steve Bergwijn struggled here at Tottenham Hotspur
The Dutch attacker was on the scoresheet eight times while he provided ten assists from the 83 games that he played for the club. However, the most memorable moment for him with the club would be scoring on his debut against Manchester City.
Four of those goals and two of the assists came in the last campaign.
The former PSV player returns to his former club after winning three Eredivisie. Moreover, he scored 29 goals and provided 35 assists while being at the Dutch club.
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