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“I want to leave Spurs now” — Steven Bergwijn emphasises desire to exit north London this summer

By Ben Green

Published: 19:18, 5 June 2022

Steven Bergwijn has expressed his desperation to leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer after enduring a frustrating 2021/22 campaign.

The 24-year-old Amsterdammer started just four Premier League games for Spurs in the season just gone as he struggled to dislodge Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski on the attacking flanks.

The 19-capped Netherlands international joined Spurs from PSV Eindhoven in January 2020 for £26.7m but has found significant playing time hard to come by. Incredibly, he started the first three Premier League games of the season under Nuno Espirito Santo before an ankle injury sidelined him.


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Following his return six matches later, Bergwijn would go on to start just one more league game in 2021/22, a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in mid-January, which came after he starred in that famous 3-2 win over Leicester in which he scored a brace at the death.

Despite fleeting moments of success, Bergwijn ultimately struggled to hold down a continued starting berth, and now the Dutchman has outlined his intention to leave Spurs when the summer transfer window opens.

Bergwijn told AD while away on international duty with the Netherlands: “I’m at Oranje now and then we’ll have a look. It would be nice if there was clarity soon. I just have to go play.

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“But I want to leave Spurs now, that’s for sure.”

The 24-year-old went on to say he was denied the chance to leave in the club in January, before adding that the lure of Champions League football is not his main priority at his point in his career.

“That’s not even top priority [the Champions League]. Though it would be nice. What’s important is that I’m going to play,” he said.

“I wasn’t allowed to leave Spurs in the winter and then I didn’t have any problems. The last few months I was hardly looked after there. Now I want to play somewhere weekly.”

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