Everton table proposal to sign 24-year-old Tottenham forward


Tottenham Hotspur's Steven Bergwijn celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on January 19, 2022 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

Everton have reportedly made a handsome offer to out-of-favour Tottenham Hotspur attacker Steven Bergwijn.

According to De Telegraaf, Everton have approached Tottenham Hotspur winger Steven Bergwijn with a lucrative offer, which is ‘much better’ than the proposals from other interested parties. The Netherlands international was reportedly poised for a return to his home country with Ajax, but a delay in the transfer has allowed Everton to step in.

Bergwijn has been linked with a summer exit after failing to cement a starting spot at Tottenham. He arrived in January 2020 from PSV Eindhoven and has since played just a bit-part role at the club, making 83 appearances for them, most of which have come from the bench.

With Spurs eager to strengthen in the attacking department, Bergwijn’s exit is imminent, but the north London club are yet to agree on a deal with potential suitors. Tottenham are demanding €25 million for the winger, and Ajax have ‘approached’ the price, but the internal chain of command has slowed down the process.

Everton have now stepped in to offer Bergwijn better terms than the Dutch giants, and are also reportedly prepared to match Tottenham’s valuation of the player. Voetbal International have also confirmed that Everton are seriously interested in the winger.

As per the Telegraaf report, the 24-year-old prefers a return to the Netherlands with Ajax offering him Champions League football, which he will not get at Everton. But the delay on Ajax’s part could test the winger’s patience, and with Everton offering better terms, the player might decide to stay in England.

The 24-year-old played just 871 minutes of club football in the recently-concluded season and was used all across the front line by Conte. That doesn’t look like improving in the upcoming season, especially with Tottenham targeting a double swoop for Everton attacking duo Richarlison and Anthony Gordon. But his game time will improve massively at both the aforementioned clubs.

As for Bergwijn, he could serve as a direct replacement for Richarlison at Everton, with the Brazilian almost certain to depart Goodison Park. However, with his heart set on a return to the Netherlands, it is up to Frank Lampard & co. to convince him to decide otherwise this summer.


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