Steven Bergwijn says he didn’t refuse to play for PSV Eindhoven in order to force through a move to Tottenham.
The forward, who has five goals and 10 assists from 16 Eredivisie appearances this season, has reportedly been the subject of an approach from Tottenham.
Despite being valued around £21m, some reports yesterday claimed Spurs could spend as much as £30m on the Netherlands international.
Other reports have indicated that he refused to play for PSV as he tried to engineer a move away from the club, which Bergwijn completely denies.
“Good evening PSV fans, a lot was said about me, I’ve read all of it and I’m disappointed with how this went down,” Bergwijn said on Instagram.
“None of it is true, I never refused to play for PSV and I would never do so in the future. I’m a boy from the club, PSV is in my heart.
“The media is twisting this whole story, I called the coach this morning and said some things are going on and he gave his permission.
“He then wished me success, everything went fine and I did everything in a good manner without going behind PSV’s back. Thank you.”
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