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Steven Bergwijn has reiterated his intention to leave Tottenham this summer and wants a decision on his future sooner rather than later.
The 24-year-old joined Spurs in the 2020 January transfer window, with the north Londoners paying PSV a reported £26.7m. The Netherlands international made 17 appearances in all competitions during the second half of 2019-2020, scoring three goals. But he failed to push on over the next two seasons, with only 13 starts among 21 Premier League outings in 2020-2021.
And last season he was marginalised even further, with four starts and 25 outings in the league. The Dutchman did see action in Europe during both campaigns but it is regular game time in the top flight he desires.
In early may, the Amsterdam-born star hinted that his days at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium were probably numbered. And, with links to Ajax in the media, he doubled down on his future plans while on international duty.
He told Algemeen Dagblad: “Have I talked to [Ajax coach] Alfred Schreuder about my future? I’m at Oranje now and then we’ll have a look.
“It would be nice if there was clarity soon. I just have to go play, but I want to leave Spurs now, that’s for sure.”
Manchester United have been linked. However, the Red Devils’ sixth-placed finish means they cannot offer him Champions League football.
But that does not seem to be high on his list of needs.
“Whether it is important that my new club plays in the Champions League? That’s not even top priority,” he added. “Though it would be nice. What’s important is that I’m going to play.”
Ajax an option for Bergwijn
Bergwijn was briefly on the Ajax books as a youth player before switching to PSV. But it seems as though the talented winger is open to a return to Johan Cruyff Arena.
“I wasn’t allowed to leave Spurs in the winter and then I didn’t have any problems,” he added. “The last few months I was hardly looked after there. Now I want to play somewhere weekly.
“That (Ajax) could be [an option], yes, [a return to the Eredivisie]. It’s about my situation now, that has to be different.”
Bergwijn scored the opening goal as the Dutch beat Belgium 4-1 in a Nations League clash on Friday night. He remains a talented player and one who has never been able to fully show his true colours with Tottenham.
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