Jose Mourinho has unveiled his third transfer as Tottenham boss, completing a deal to sign PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn on a five-and-a-half year contract after the pair agreed a £27m transfer fee.
Bergwijn, 22, has netted six goals and created 13 assists in 29 appearances across all competitions for PSV this term. He arrives in north London with eager anticipation over what he can provide in a creative sense – especially after Harry Kane’s hamstring blow.
With three Dutch league titles to his name, as well as nine international caps for the Netherlands at present, Steven had plenty to say when questioned about his latest move:
“I think it is an amazing move, an amazing club. When I was a young boy I looked up to the coach, of course Mourinho, and now I play for him.
You have to believe in yourself, I know what I can bring to this club and this team – I am good with the ball and can score. They play good football and that is what I like, to play here is a dream for me. It is an honour.”
He’ll be hoping that an impressive start to Premier League life propels him in Ronald Koeman’s estimations for Oranje, ahead of their Euro 2020 campaign which kicks off on June 14 this summer.
Plenty of business being done
Bergwijn joins Tottenham at a time where transfer movement is an ever-present occurrence right now, as Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes joined on an 18-month loan two weeks ago while Real Betis playmaker Giovani Lo Celso has agreed to make his existing loan spell a permanent deal – worth £28m.
That news comes days after Christian Eriksen’s £17m Inter Milan switch was made official, as the Dane had just six months left to run on his existing deal and made clear his desire to depart.
Nonetheless, Spurs remain keen to do business between now and Friday’s deadline, with Chelsea forward Olivier Giroud their most significant attacking target – though the Blues are reluctant to let the experienced Frenchman depart without a replacement.