Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are set for a transfer battle over PSV forward Steven Bergwijn, according to the Sun.
They claim that United had the Dutch international during the Eredivisie leaders’ 2-2 draw against FC Emmen on Sunday as they ramp up their interest.
Bergwijn failed to score on that occasion – for the first time in five matches – but set one up and United are now hot on the trail of the winger reportedly valued at £25m.
But Spurs reportedly have £50m to spend this month and their growing injury crisis means that a goalscoring, versatile forward like Bergwijn – who is in red-hot form – would be an absolutely perfect addition to their squad at this stage of the season.
United can overwhelm Spurs in terms of financial might, but with uncertainty over the identity of their next-long term manager, there is an opportunity for Daniel Levy to pounce.
He will not get a better chance to get Bergwijn – with growing interest in his services, the competition is only going to grow more intense – and there will never be a more opportune time to add him to the Spurs fold.
Beating United to his services would also send a message to Mauricio Pochettino that Spurs can compete with the Old Trafford club in the transfer market – which could prove crucial if Ed Woodward makes an overture in the coming months.