Everything you need to know as Steven Bergwijn closes in on Tottenham exit

Tottenham are contemplating selling the Dutch winger after Ajax made their move.

Tottenham have received a £15million bid from Ajax for forward Steven Bergwijn, who is thought to be open to the idea of moving back home.

Spurs are still contemplating the fee and looking at alternate options before they will make their final decision, but LondonWorld understands both the player and the club will be happy to say goodbye.

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Here is what we know so far:

Why are Tottenham putting Steven Bergwijn up for sale?

Spurs are in desperate need of a second striker, with Antonio Conte looking to raise money from player sales to fund new signings.

He has hinted in some of his press conferences that he was looking to give Harry Kane a bit of rest, and could utilise Steven Bergwijn as a second striker.

Conte has tried that in a couple of games, but he wasn’t impressed and would happily cash in if he could find someone more suitable to play through the centre of attack.

Steven Bergwijn of PSV during the Dutch Eredivisie match (Photo by Photo Prestige/Soccrates/Getty Images)

How is Steven Bergwijn responding to all the transfer talk

The 24-year-old is said to be quite open to the idea of going to Ajax with the chance to play regularly and push for a slot in a World Cup to be staged later this year.

He has been at Tottenham for two seasons, having arrived two months after Jose Mourinho was appointed.

Sources close to the player say he hasn’t been helped by the constant changes of manager at the club, and injuries have slowed down a brilliant start that saw him score against Manchester City on his debut.

There is a feeling that a return home will aid his development, and he could be back at the top again under the right guidance.

How strong is the Ajax interest ?

Ajax tried to sign the Dutch international in the summer, and have returned again this winter.

Tottenham though signed the 24-year-old for £27m, and will be looking to try and get a figure close to what they paid to PSV for his services.

The challenge to Ajax is that there is growing interest from Newcastle for the forward, and that could throw a spanner in the works for the Dutch side.

As things stand, Ajax are still leading the race to sign the flying winger, even if Tottenham are looking to get more than the £15million they’ve placed on the table.