Tottenham to take loss on out-of-favour winger as they ‘agree fee’ with Dutch champions Ajax

Date published: Wednesday 22nd June 2022 9:57 - Jason Soutar

Tottenham winger Steven Bergwijn celebrates his goal

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly agreed to sell Steven Bergwijn to Ajax for a fee in the region of £20million.

Bergwijn joined the Premier League side from Ajax’s league rivals PSV for £27m in 2020.

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He penned a five-year contract with the club but has struggled to feature consistently under Jose Mourinho, Ryan Mason, Nuno Espirito Santo and Antonio Conte.

In 25 league appearances last term, Bergwijn scored three times, which is less than the amount of goals he has scored for the Netherlands this year alone.

Ajax tried to sign the 24-year-old in January but Tottenham would not let him leave and negotiations resumed when the summer transfer window opened.

On Tuesday, it was reported that Spurs ‘will not’ drop their £26m asking price.

However, 90min have now reported that Spurs have agreed to sell the Holland international to Ajax for around £20m.

Speaking earlier this month, Bergwijn publicly revealed his desire to leave.

He 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.”

Meanwhile, Steve McManaman thinks Arsenal will beat Spurs in the race to sign Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus this summer.

“Is Gabriel Jesus better than what Arsenal have got? The answer is yes,” McManaman told

“Manchester City are more than happy to let him go because they brought in Erling Haaland, so have Man City improved in that area? Probably, yes.

“Tottenham is less of a choice for him because they’ve got Harry Kane and Heung-min Son, who’ve both had great seasons, so suddenly that becomes competition for you.”

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