Tottenham Hotspur finally agree fee to sell wantaway winger to Dutch champions Ajax

Date published: Monday 4th July 2022 9:44 - Jason Soutar

Tottenham forward Steven Bergwijn celebrates his goal

Tottenham Hotspur have agreed to sell Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn to Ajax for €30million, according to reports.

Bergwijn hit the ground running in north London, scoring on his debut against Manchester City as his side won 2-0.


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The 24-year-old has struggled for consistent game time during his Tottenham career and recently expressed his desire to leave after a difficult 2021/22 campaign.

After the Netherlands’ victory against Belgium last month, Bergwijn 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.”

After failing to land him in January, Ajax appear to have got their man, as per De Telegraaf journalist Mike Verweij.

Spurs have accepted a €30m offer and the forward has agreed a five-year contract with the Dutch champions.

An agreement was reached ‘late on Sunday evening’ and the Eredivisie club are eager to get the deal finalised as soon as possible.

Elsewhere, former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino believes Arsenal are getting a better deal by signing Gabriel Jesus than Spurs are by bringing in Richarlison.

The Gunners confirmed the signing of Jesus on Monday morning, three days after their north London rivals announced the signing of his Brazil teammate.

“I think Gabriel Jesus ticks a lot more boxes and they’ve got him at a better price,” Cascarino told talkSPORT. “If you said to me now who will get the most goals, I’d say Gabriel Jesus would get more goals than Richarlison for Tottenham.

“And he’s more versatile than Richarlison. Gabriel Jesus has played left wing right wing and centre forward for Man City. He’s got an incredible work ethic. He plays every time I watch him like Richarlison did at the end of the season.”

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