Steven Bergwijn will be making a return to his home country this transfer window from Tottenham. It has been reported that Bergwijn accepted a deal to join Ajax worth around £30 million. Bergwijn is expected to travel to the Netherlands later this week to complete the move.
Steven Bergwijn began his career in the Ajax youth program from 2009 to 2011, but he made the decision to quit because of a disagreement with one of the teachers. He quickly joined PSV, and on August 9, 2014, against Achilles ’29, Bergwijn made his first-team Jong PSV debut. In a 2-0 home victory, he came on to replace Elvio van Overbeek after 77 minutes.
Bergwijn spent 6 years playing for PSV’s senior team from 2014 to 2020, where he played 112 games and scoring 29 goals.
Bergwijn signed a five-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur at the conclusion of the January 2020 transfer window for a reported £26.7 million. In the 2-0 victory over Manchester City in his Premier League debut, he netted his first goal for the team and was also named Sky Sports’ Man of the Match.
Against Burnley on March 6, 2020, Bergwijn sprained his left ankle, potentially sidelining him for the remainder of the season. However, thanks to the Premier League break brought on by the pandemic, Bergwijn had time to heal and was able to rejoin the starting lineup, scoring against Manchester United in Tottenham’s first game following the break.
Bergwijn played a total of 60 games during his time in Tottenham and scored 7 goals.