Steven Bergwijn scores long-range stunner against Belgium.
Tottenham winger Steven Bergwijn scored a stunning goal whilst on international duty for Holland.
6 – Since Louis van Gaal’s return as Netherlands manager, only Memphis Depay scored or assisted more Oranje goals (15) than Steven Bergwijn (6 – 5 goals, 1 assist). Faith. pic.twitter.com/i29SIQzi7Q
— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) June 3, 2022
Netherlands travelled to Belgium in the UEFA Nations League on Friday night, and Bergwijn opened the scoring for the away side.
Watch: Steven Bergwijn scores long-range stunner against Belgium.
Bergwijn picked up the ball from range before curling the ball past Belgium goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, leaving him with no chance.
Should Tottenham keep the Dutchman?
According to Dutch outlet De Telegraaf, Ajax have recently submitted a bid to sign Steven Bergwijn, with the winger seemingly not figuring in Antonio Conte’s long-term plans at Tottenham.
what a fucking goal, can’t believe we are selling bergwijn
— 𝐧𝐢𝐚 (@thfc_nia) June 3, 2022
The winger signed for Spurs in a £26.7m deal in January 2020, moving from PSV Eindhoven on a deal to 2025. However, despite a goalscoring debut in a home win over Manchester City, Bergwijn has failed to command a regular shirt at Spurs.
Good goal from Bergwijn. I’d keep him and sell Lucas instead
— Richard Holmes #ENICOUT (@richolmestwit) June 3, 2022
Indeed, in 83 appearances for Tottenham, the Netherlands forward has just eight goals to his name.
Bergwijn was the subject of strong interest from Ajax during the January window, though an offer was never tabled.
With the reports coming out today, it seems they are ready to try again for Bergwijn. To that end, De Telegraaf reports that an opening offer from Ajax for the winger has been tabled.
However, Spurs have once again and very rapidly knocked the offer back, forcing Ajax back to the drawing board. The Eredivisie champions are now considering their next move as they look to reach a compromise with Tottenham.
Spurs are keen to recoup the majority of the €30m they paid PSV Eindhoven for Bergwijn in January 2020, who has been reduced to a peripheral role under Antonio Conte.