The January window suddenly got busy for Tottenham Hotspur.
Christian Eriksen’s move to Inter Milan might be have been the talk of most pundits in January, but Daniel Levy has been poking around Europe trying to find a deal for some players to bolster the squad with. It looks like he’s settled on the Netherlands to find Jose Mourinho a new player.
In a transfer that popped up out of nowhere over the weekend, De Telegraaf caught onto a story that involved PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn flying to London in an effort to transfer to the north London club. That same outlet is confirming now that a transfer fee has been agreed upon:
PSV and Tottenham have agreed a deal for Steven Bergwijn on Monday evening.— Dutch Football (@FootballOranje_) January 27, 2020
PSV will receive more than €30 million. (De Telegraaf)
Bergwijn, sinds zijn dertiende speler van PSV, laat weten dat de club altijd in zijn hart blijft zitten, maar dat hij nu dolgraag een grote stap wil maken. Dat is nu definitief de transfer naar Londen geworden, naar de club van José Mourinho. Zijn zaakwaarnemer Fulco van Kooperen, die samen met zijn zoon Nathan de Oranje-international begeleidt, heeft vorige week al een goed onderhoud gehad met Mourinho én Spurs-voorzitter Daniel Levy. Dat bevestigden bronnen rond de Engelse club.
Plugging that into the Google machine gives us the quick story: Bergwijn’s agents had an interview with Mourinho and Levy last week that kicked this off. Bergwijn wasted no time and got permission from PSV to travel to London. The media learned of it and went nuts before the player had to explain the situation and PSV confirmed he had permission.
Spurs are going to pony up about £30m it looks like, though we’ll have to wait for the final fee to be reported. The deal with Christian Eriksen is expected to be completed sometime Tuesday to the tune of about £17m, so this is great business to send Eriksen to Italy and flip that cash for an exciting young winger. Bergwijn, it bears mentioning, is only 22 years old and has played in all of the attacking band positions while at PSV at some point. He is primarily a winger, which means he’ll add great pace and dribbling ability out wide and allow Giovani Lo Celso to move central on a more permanent basis.
Spurs are still sniffing around for a striker, but this looks to be a fantastic signing toward the end of the January window and should make Mourinho very happy.
As always, nobody move, but this looks like it’s going to get over the finish line quickly.