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Everton must use Marcel Brands and muscle in on rivals interest in Steven Bergwijn


Everton must use Marcel Brands and muscle in on rivals interest in Steven Bergwijn

The Dutch winger is wanted by plenty of Everton’s Premier League rivals.

It looks as though there is a queue of clubs lining up to sign Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn this summer. As reported by De Telegraaf in Holland the PSV Eindhoven youngster is being targeted by a host of clubs this summer. Plenty of those clubs are English. The likes of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool have all been credited with an interest in the player. The report suggests he could be worth up to €20 million (£17.5 million) which is a fee that will not put off interested pursuers of his signature. With eight goals and 11 assists from 36 games this season, it is easy to see why.

But whilst the rest of the Premier League looks on enviously, Everton should consider muscling their way into negotiations themselves.

Bergwijn is exactly the sort of talent Everton need. The wide areas at the club could still use improving and the 20-year-old is perfect for the job. He would add some extra dynamism to the Everton attack that Yannick Bolasie and Theo Walcott have occasionally struggled to offer.

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Plus, Everton have something of a special weapon in the pursuit of the player. Their new director of football Marcel Brands is of course formerly of PSV Eindhoven. He, in fact, signed the attacker after his release from Ajax in 2011 as part of his revamp in the PSV youth department. Last summer, he actively rejected the offer of Italian side Torino, who were desperate to sign the player.


If Bergwijn is going to be on the move this summer, then Everton must make sure they are involved in any pursuit.

Beating off their superior Premier League rivals for a marquee talent would be a brilliant piece of PR for the club and, with Brands at the helm, it seems a real possibility.

Everton should be ready and willing to hijack this transfer in the months to come.

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