Report: Tottenham reject Champions League club's loan bid for 24-year-old
Tottenham Hotspur have rejected an offer from Ajax that would have seen Steven Bergwijn join the Eredivisie side on loan, according to a report from The Times.
Bergwijn has endured a frustrating start to life under Antonio Conte. He was an unused substitute for the Italian’s first two Premier League games in charge.
The Carabao Cup tie with West Ham appeared to have the potential to be a turning point for the Dutchman. He scored one and set up another as Spurs booked their semi-final spot.
Unfortunately, injury has ruled the forward out of their last three games.
Conte has previously said that he has ‘great quality‘. But Tottenham have been offered the chance to offload Bergwijn in this window, albeit temporarily.
The Times claims that Ajax have made a bid to take Bergwijn on loan. However, the offer has been turned down by Tottenham.
Tottenham surely right not to loan Steven Bergwijn to Ajax
It remains to be seen whether Spurs are open to offers for the 24-year-old. He has struggled to live up to expectations since arriving from PSV Eindhoven.
He has only scored five goals in 64 appearances in all competitions. And he has dealt with a number of injuries and knocks since moving to North London.
The glimpses he has shown suggest that he could be a fantastic option for Conte to have up his sleeve. And you can see why a loan move may not appeal to Tottenham.
Perhaps further discussions will have to be held should Ajax return with an improved bid. But you could understand if Conte wanted to have more time to assess Bergwijn before making a final decision on his future.
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