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Steven Bergwijn chooses his Tottenham kit number, and it’s extremely familiar

The body isn’t even cold!

Tottenham Hotspur Unveil New Signing Steven Bergwijn Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

Ever since it became clear that Christian Eriksen was on his way out of the club, Spurs fans have been wondering who could possibly replace that classic #23 shirt that Eriksen has worn for the past 6.5 years.

Well, that didn’t take long!

That’s... that’s certainly a choice! Bergwijn wore #10 while at PSV and that’s obviously not available as long as Harry Kane’s in the club, but he had a whole host of numbers to choose from. The #9 shirt is probably being held for whatever striker Spurs sign in the transfer window, but Georges-Kevin Nkoudou’s #14 was also open, as was Josh Onomah’s #25. He could’ve also taken #26 though that hasn’t been worn by a Spurs player since Ledley King hung up his boots.

All those numbers available and he picked the one that was vacated the same day that he came in. I don’t know about the rest of you, but that takes some chutzpah!

At least Spurs fans stuck with this year’s Eriksen kits can save some money on reprinting the back by recycling the E, R, I & N letters.

Update: Alasdair Gold to the rescue with what he understands is the reason behind Bergwijn’s kit number choice. It’s an NBA/iconic number thing.