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Tottenham Hotspur: Journalist dubs winger to exit in summer

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Journalist Charlie Eccleshare has claimed that Steven Bergwijn is set to leave Spurs in the summer due to him not playing regular football.

Steven Bergwijn signed for Tottenham Hotspur in January 2020, but he has been heavily out of favour this season for the North London side. He has featured 22 times in the Premier League but just four of those have been starts and he has scored just three times and assisted once.

Dejan Kulusevski was brought into Spurs by Antonio Conte in January on an initial 18-month-loan deal with an option to buy at the end, which has seen Bergwijn’s game time limited even further.

The Dutch winger was on the brink of a transfer away from Spurs in January with Ajax showing interest in his signature but unfortunately, the deal fell through.

With the interest from Ajax in January, Charlie Eccleshare took to Twitter to identify that the interest is still there from the Dutch side, and Spurs won’t stand in his way to leave.

“Steven Bergwijn expected to leave this summer, with #THFC not standing in way as he seeks regular football. Ajax among interested clubs,” Eccleshare said.

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Antonio Conte will be relieved:

Interestingly, it has been claimed that Bergwijn has been kicking up a little bit of a fuss behind-the-scenes.

Bergwijn’s contract is not set to expire until 2025 and his current deal sees him earn £73,ooo per week, which is an awful lot for a player that has started just four times in the league.

Conte is not a fan of the Dutch winger, due to the lack of game time and the introduction of Kulusevski in January. So, by offloading Bergwijn, it will free up some much-needed funds on the wage bill which Daniel Levy would then hopefully for Conte re-invest in the squad.

Kulusevski has been a superb addition to the Spurs side, he has the third-highest average player rating per game for his side (7.25), he has the joint-most assists (8) and the third most goal contributions (11), all remarkable stats considering he only joined in January, as per Sofascore.

With the impressive performances of Conte’s January signing, might make Levy trust the Italian’s judgment, and allow him to let Bergwijn go if he feels that is the right choice.

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