Journalist backs Spurs player to ‘raise price’ ahead of summer – Spurs Web
Journalist Pete O’Rourke has claimed Steven Bergwijn’s impressive performances for the Netherlands during the recent international break would have boosted the winger’s price tag ahead of the summer transfer window.
Bergwijn has struggled to get a string of starts under his belt since Antonio Conte took over at Tottenham five months ago.
The 24-year-old has fallen lower in the pecking order since the arrival of Dejan Kulusevski, who made an exceptional start to his career at Spurs.
The former PSV Eindhoven player showed his quality during the international break, scoring twice in the Netherlands. They won 4-2 against Denmark before finding the back of the net in their country’s 1-1 draw against Germany last Tuesday.
Bergwijn continued his impressive form in front of goal on Sunday, finding the back of the net for Spurs in their 5-1 demolition of Newcastle after coming on as a substitute.
The winger has been linked with leaving the North London club this summer, with reports that AC Milan have expressed an interest in signing him (CalicoMercato).
When asked how Bergwijn’s recent form would affect a potential move, O’Rourke said GiveMeSport: “Scoring goals, playing well for his country if he doesn’t get many games for Tottenham, will only increase his price in the summer transfer window.”
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To be fair to Bergwijn, he didn’t have a string of starts to prove himself to Conte and he almost always made an impact when he came on as a substitute.
When he got a few starts under Jose Mourinho last season, the Dutchman had a heavy defensive burden which meant he didn’t have the freedom to display his attacking attributes.
Whoever signs Bergwijn this summer could potentially get a top-class all-round striker. So, Tottenham certainly shouldn’t let him go on the cheap.
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