Thursday, January 27, 2022

Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News: Ajax has Steven Bergwijn’s offer rejected


Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News: Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur is currently chasing Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Adama Traore this January transfer window.

It is especially clear why Antonio Conte’s men would do so given their glaring requirements for an attacking fullback. This void in their squad was quite visible across the two legs against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semifinals.

Tottenham Hotspur failed to stop Chelsea’s barrage down the flanks and couldn’t make much of an impact as well from their side. The Spurs had Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty playing on either flank.

However, both of these players couldn’t advance much and were restricted to their halves. This needs to change and for that reason, Antonio Conte is so desperate to get hold of Adama Traore from Wolves.

Tottenham Hotspur Transfer News: Spurs reject Ajax bid for Steven Bergwijn

Tottenham Hotspur News: Ajax has Steven Bergwijn's offer rejected.
Tottenham Hotspur News: Ajax has Steven Bergwijn’s offer rejected.

Amidst their pursuit for Adama Traore, Tottenham Hotspur has rejected Ajax’s offer for Steven Bergwijn. According to the latest reports, Ajax’s initial offer of €18 million has been rejected by Tottenham.

Although Steven Bergwijn has hardly been impactful for Tottenham Hotspur since joining, Antonio Conte still trusts him. The Italian coach said he’s waiting for Bergwijn to return from injury and believes in him.

Bergwijn, he knows very well what I think about him. I consider him a player that can play all the three roles, as a number 9 and number 10,” Conte said in a press conference.

In my period at Tottenham, he was injured for a long time. But I showed him that when he is in the good physical condition I gave him a chance. He is a Tottenham player and he is very close to coming back. After the game with Chelsea, he can start a training session. 

“I can count on him. He is a player with different characteristics than Harry [Kane], [Heung-Min] Son, and [Lucas] Moura, he is a player we don’t have in our squad.”

However while Antonio Conte wants him to stay, Tottenham can be open to letting him go. But all of this depends on whether Ajax can provide them sufficient money for the transfer. Additionally, Bergwijn came to Tottenham Hotspur for £25 million from PSV Eindhoven, so they will look to at least make that much.

Obviously, this move makes sense from a financial standpoint. Tottenham Hotspur will try to make as much as possible from Steven Bergwijn and use it to fund Adama Traore.

After the disappointment in the Carabao Cup, Tottenham has a tough run of games. They will be facing Arsenal, Leicester City, and Chelsea in their next three fixtures.