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Report: Club just made official bid to sign 'special' Tottenham star, but offer's gone straight into the 'trash'

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According to De Telegraaf, Tottenham Hotspur have rejected an official bid from Ajax for Steven Bergwijn.

The talented Dutchman joined Jose Mourinho’s Spurs from PSV Eindhoven for £27 million in January 2020 (BBC). He made his mark immediately, scoring against Manchester City on his debut and leaving the pitch to a standing ovation.

Almost everyone expected Bergwijn to become a star for Tottenham that evening, but things just haven’t worked out for the Netherlands international since.

After getting very close to signing the 24-year-old in January, Ajax have started talks early now to get a deal over the line.

Tottenham reject Ajax’s opening bid for Steven Bergwijn

The report claims that Erik Ten Hag’s successor at Ajax, Alfred Schreuder, greatly appreciates Bergwijn, and the Dutch Champions are desperate to get him the player soon.

De Telegraaf has not revealed the details of Ajax’s opening bid to sign Bergwijn, but they have claimed that the offer ‘went into the trash’, meaning that their proposal was well below what Spurs were hoping for.

The Daily Mail have released more information about the bid Tottenham have just rejected. They claim that Ajax’s opening offer was £17 million, £10 million less than what Spurs paid for him two-and-a-half years ago.

Ajax are expected to return with a better offer in the coming weeks, but it’s still unclear how much money Tottenham are looking for to sell the 24-year-old, who was branded as a player with ‘special characteristics’ by Antonio Conte.

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Bergwijn scores a stunner for the Netherlands

The Netherlands took on Belgium in the Nations League at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels on Friday, and it was a night to forget for the home side.

The Dutch smashed four past Belgium, and it was Bergwijn’s sensational strike from outside the box in the 41st minute that got things rolling.

The Tottenham man received the ball a few meters outside the box, turned and smashed a fierce shot into the bottom corner. It was a truly stunning strike, and that’s now five goals in his last four international appearances for the Netherlands.

It’s a shame that Bergwijn hasn’t been able to do this for Tottenham on a consistent basis over the last 30 months.

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