Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici are likely to look at Steven Bergwijn as an option to generate summer funds at Tottenham Hotspur.
This is according to the Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge who has been speaking about the Dutchman’s future with This Is Futbol.
Do you se Bergwijn being sold in the summer?
Bergwijn’s future has been under speculation for a number of months now with the Eredivisie side, Ajax, believed to be interested back in the January transfer window.
And Bridge believes with a lack of opportunities under the Italian in the Premier League, Spurs are likely to use Bergwijn as a pawn in the summer dealings:
“Conte and Paratici are going to look at it [Bergwijn’s future]. I honestly think they’ll know who they kind of want. And they’ll say, look, well, we can get rid of Bergwijn.
“They’ll have to. I mean, he’s a youngster and they’ll probably make a few quid on him as well,” said Bridge.
TIF Thoughts on Bridge’s comments…
We have to agree with Bridge. It is apparent Bergwijn is not in Conte’s plans with just one Premier League start under Conte since he was appointed back in November.
And the Dutchman is not even Conte’s first option off the bench with Lucas Moura being introduced before Bergwijn in their latest win on the weekend.
Although some fans may want to keep Bergwijn as an option off the bench, his recent form for his country would suggest he is in need of first-team football and that form could benefit Spurs’ position to sell him in the summer.