Tottenham told ex-player was ‘looking forward’ to leaving for 18 months – ‘I’m glad everything is over’

Date published: Saturday 16th July 2022 2:03 - Lewis Oldham

Bergwijn discusses Tottenham

Steven Bergwijn has told Tottenham Hotspur that he was “looking forward” to leaving the club for 18 months and he is now “glad that everything is over”.

The winger made a name for himself earlier in his career while at PSV Eindhoven.

Tottenham paid around £26m to sign him halfway through the 2019/20 season when Jose Mourinho was in charge.

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Bergwijn struggled over the past couple of seasons as he only was a bit-part player for the London club.

The Netherlands international only started four times in the Premier League last season. Earlier this month, his move to Ajax for around £25.5m was finalised.

Reflecting on his time at Spurs, Bergwijn has admitted that he is relieved to have moved on:

“I have been looking forward to this for a year and a half,” Bergwijn told De Telegraaf (via Sport Witness).

“I’m glad everything is over, and I’m rid of the uncertainty. Now I have peace in my head.

“I had already dealt with Ajax about my contract, but then the clubs still had to come to an agreement. That was down to me.

“When you’re on holiday, you’re thinking about what will happen. I was away, but I couldn’t relax completely.

“Although I didn’t play enough at Tottenham Hotspur, he (Van Gaal) called me up for the important qualification matches against Montenegro and Norway, he let me play in Montenegro and I was in the starting line-up against the Norwegians.

“It’s just better if I play week in, week out. Physically it is difficult to play three matches a week at the World Cup if you have not made enough minutes at your club.”

Elsewhere, one of AC Milan’s ‘main goals’ this summer is reportedly to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Japhet Tanganga on loan.

Gianluca Di Marzio has revealed that AC Milan are interested in the Newcastle United target.

The club’s hierarchy have ‘made contact’ with Tottenham Hotspur regarding the signing. AC Milan think Tanganga can ‘give more quality and quantity to the defensive department’.


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