Tottenham are on the verge of signing highly-rated PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn, according to Dutch journalist Rik Elfrink.
The Netherlands international, who recorded 13 Eredivisie assists last term, has been linked with a transfer to Manchester United in a recent report by The Sun. It stated that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was monitoring the 21-year-old’s situation and would consider the wide player as an option to strengthen his attack this summer.
However, Sky Sports claims Tottenham have moved into pole position to sign Bergwijn, with Mauricio Pochettino also looking to add to his attack for next season after losing the Champions League final to Liverpool last week.
Elfrink’s latest comments during an interview with Sky Sports suggest that Bergwijn definitely has interest from Spurs. And the ‘incredible talent’ could see a deal done soon, according to the writer.
“Spurs are following him,” Elfrink said. “They have talked to his agent and it has been said that tehre has already been an offer of €40m. PSV deny that, but a transfer is probably not far off.
“Bergwijn is an incredible talent but he still has a lot of potential to improve, especially in front of goal because sometimes he still loses his nerve.
“But this guy is really, really strong. If you look at his legs, you can see his muscles. I think it would be normal for him to make transfer this summer after the Nations League.”
Exciting news for Spurs, but where does it leave United?
Bergwijn could have been the cheaper alternative to Jadon Sancho, with The Independent suggesting that Borussia Dortmund’s teenage sensation had doubts over United not qualifying for the Champions League.
Christian Eriksen future in doubt?
Meanwhile, Spurs playmaker Eriksen has spoken about his future and it’s not good news for Pochettino’s men.
I wonder he if the Denmark international could do a job at United if Paul Pogba leaves this summer. He’s certainly shown more consistency in the Premier League than the French man.
“I feel that I am at a place in my career where I might want to try something new,” Eriksen told Ekstrabladet.
“I have the wildest and deepest respect for everything that has happened in Tottenham, nor will it be negative. But I have also said that I would like to try something new.”