Everton and Tottenham Hotspur are each preserving a watchful eye on Steven Bergwijn, according to ESPN, who state that the thrilling younger left winger may transfer to the Premier League sooner or later as PSV Eindhoven brace themselves for potential summer season bids.
Amsterdam native Bergwijn initially joined Ajax as a teen after being scouted taking part in in Almere however left to hitch rivals PSV in 2011, the place he rose by means of the youth ranks and made his skilled debut for reserve crew Jong PSV in 2014.
The 20-year-old, an completed dribbler, made his first-team bow later that very same 12 months aged solely 17 and has since featured 69 occasions at senior stage below Phillip Cocu at Philips Stadion.
This season, he has scored 5 targets and registered six assists in 26 outings throughout all competitions to assist PSV open up a seven-point hole on the prime of the Eredivisie.
Bergwijn, a seasoned youth worldwide and 2014 European Below-17 Championship participant of the match who has appeared twice for the Netherlands Below-21s, was linked with Chelsea in the summertime of 2016 by Sky Sports Italy’s Gianluca Di Marzio amid rumoured hyperlinks to Jorge Mendes’ Gestifute company.
Nonetheless, he later put pen to paper on a recent five-year contract extension with PSV that tied him to the 23-time Dutch champions till 2021. That was the third settlement in two years for Bergwijn, who was handed his first skilled deal in 2014 and signed one other improved dedication after turning 18.
ESPN states that Tottenham, actually no strangers to the Dutch market over latest years, have retained a long-term curiosity in Bergwijn as Mauricio Pochettino seeks to additional bolster his attacking choices following the £23m ($32.3m) January deadline day signing of Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain.
The publication provides that Bergwijn additionally matches Everton’s profile as a gifted younger participant that may be developed, bringing to thoughts offers for the likes of Nikola Vlasic, Henry Onyekuru, RB Leipzig loanee Ademola Lookman and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
Spurs left their switch enterprise very late final summer season – Davinson Sanchez, Paulo Gazzaniga, Juan Foyth, Serge Aurier and Fernando Llorente all arrived within the window’s last fortnight – and Mauricio Pochettino has previously spoken of his need to keep away from a repeat of that delay, citing the necessity to determine doable targets early and get them in for the beginning of pre-season as well as stressing the difficulties that may come up from ready till Could.
In stark distinction, big-spending Everton lavished in extra of £100m [Liverpool Echo] on 9 new recruits throughout the identical interval however have endured a vastly underwhelming marketing campaign thus far, with Ronald Koeman sacked and caretaker David Unsworth failing to ship earlier than the appointment of Sam Allardyce in November.
The previous England boss recruited the trio of Theo Walcott, Cenk Tosun and Eliaquim Mangala final month and the uncertainty surrounding his future plus the growing strain on underperforming director of soccer Steve Walsh – reported by the Mail – may have an effect on their summer season switch plans.
PSV recruitment chief Marcel Manufacturers has been strongly linked with a transfer to Everton and it stays to be seen if that will provide them any benefit within the race for Bergwijn.