Important week for Ajax. New, direct talks will take place for Steven Bergwijn as main target, work in progress to sign him with Tottenham now open to sell. Owen Wijndal deal getting closer. ⚪️🔴 #Ajax
New approaches also expected for Antony & Lisandro Martinez.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 27, 2022
Steven Bergwijn to Ajax?
The Transfer Saga Continues
For a while, it seemed Steven Bergwijn would join Ajax back in January. However, the deal never happened as the price tag of €25 million was too high for Ajax’s taste then, and Antonio Conte preferred to keep the Dutchman.
But now the Dutch powerhouse is trying to get a hold of Bergwijn again, even being ready to break their transfer record, eclipsing the €22.5 million the Amsterdam club paid for Sébastien Haller in 2021.
💰: Tottenham have agreed with Ajax on a fixed fee of around £22m for Steven Bergwijn.
📰: Spurs want to present a new player before fully letting go of Bergwijn, however.
— Inside Spurs (@InsideSpurs1) June 27, 2022
A Young Career
Steven Bergwijn started his youth career with Ajax, departing to rivals PSV Eindhoven a couple of years later. Bergwijn spent most of his first three professional seasons with PSV’s reserve team in the second-highest tier of Dutch football but did also get some playing time with the senior team in the Eredivisie, scoring his first top-flight goal in 2016.
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From the 2017/18 season onward, he exclusively played in the Eredivisie (and the domestic cups), at least until leaving for Tottenham in 2020, the same year he scored his first goal for the senior national team.
Bergwijn’s stint at the London club so far has been a bit underwhelming, being quite plagued by inconsistency. But the Dutchman can still be brilliant when he has a good day, like when he scored twice in added time to grant Spurs a staggering win against Leicester City.
Should the 24-year-old join Ajax, he will undoubtedly be able to experience greater success in that slightly less competitive environment. The conditions to do so are there at least.