Everton have been already linked with a number of potential signings this summer, and now an update has emerged from a reliable source that could be a big boost for the Toffees to complete a deal for a transfer target.
What’s the latest?
Italian journalist and transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has given a detailed update on Steven Bergwijn’s future at Tottenham Hotspur from the player’s perspective himself.
“Bergwijn tells ESPN: “It’s difficult for me. I play well at the National Team but when I return to the club people turn a blind eye to me. I need to find a solution, so I could leave”.”
Everton have been reported to hold an interest in the Spurs forward this summer, according to Daily Mail, but will need to compete with Ajax who have already had an offer rejected.
Good news for Everton
The fact that the player has now spoke out about his desire to leave his current club in North London ahead of the transfer window is good news for Everton, as Spurs may now be more willing to part with Bergwijn now that he has expressed his wishes.
Frank Lampard will likely be keeping a close eye on the unfolding situation as he may need to urgently replace one of his own players, with Richarlison also speaking about his future and hasn’t ruled out leaving the Merseyside club this summer.
It could be smart business on Everton’s part if they were to sell the Brazilian winger for a large profit and replace him with Bergwijn for a modest fee due to his desperation to leave the club, offering him first-team football at Goodison Park.
The Dutchman joined Spurs back in 2020 in hope that he would play a crucial role in the Premier League side’s set up, however, with ever-changing managerial structures over the last two years, the player has averaged at just 42 minutes per game in his 83 appearances and clearly wants a more dominant role in the next squad he joins.
There is no doubt that Bergwijn has the capabilities to be a reliable attacking threat when he is deployed in his team consistently, something he displayed in the 2018/19 season when he made 41 appearances scoring 15 goals and delivering 13 assists for PSV.
Should Everton sign Bergwijn?
With that being said, depending on Tottenham’s asking price for the player it could be a really good signing for Farhad Moshiri especially if Richarlison does move on this summer.