Tottenham has fixed a fee for Steven Bergwijn.
Bergwijn could leave Ajax this summer for a cost of £26 million, with the Dutch club apparently ‘working on’ a deal for the Dutch international for the past six months.
Spurs are open to the player leaving the club, according to transfer analyst Fabrizio Romano, but will want to reclaim as much of the £27 million they paid PSV Eindhoven for him in 2020.
Ajax are said to be huge admirers of the 24-year-old and have apparently been working on a transfer since January, but their most recent bid of £17 million was rejected in the week Bergwijn announced his wish to quit Spurs.
Romano stated: “Tottenham want around €30m to let Steven Bergwijn leave this summer. Ajax are working on it with an official proposal, still waiting to reach an agreement with Spurs.
“There are many clubs interested in Bergwijn – but Ajax are on it since January.”
Last month, the winger expressed dissatisfaction with his lack of game time at Spurs, where he has made 32 irregular appearances across all competitions this season.
His opinion has not altered, and he has now made it obvious that he intends to leave North London.
Bergwijn scored on his Tottenham debut against Manchester City, but he has never established himself as a regular starter.
In 2021-22, the winger started only four Premier League games, three of which came in August under previous manager Nuno Espirito Santo, and all three of his league goals came as a replacement.
Despite this, Bergwijn has been in excellent form for Holland, scoring five goals in his last four outings.
On Friday night, he scored a spectacular goal from outside the box as the Netherlands defeated Belgium 4-1 in the Nations League.
When speaking to Dutch outlet AD, Bergwijn said: “I just need to go play. I want to leave Spurs now, that’s for sure.
“Is it important that my new club plays in the Champions League? That’s not my top priority. It would be nice, but what’s important is that I’m going to play.
“I wasn’t allowed to leave Spurs in the winter and then I didn’t have any problems. But for the last few months, I was hardly looked after there.
“I want to go and play somewhere weekly. It would be nice if there was clarity soon. My situation now has to be different.”
He told ESPN this weekend: “Ajax? I stated that I am keeping all options open.”
Tottenham reportedly rejected a £17 million bid from the Dutch side earlier this week, prompting Tottenham to raise their asking price to £21 million.
Despite the setback, Ajax remains optimistic about reaching an agreement with the former PSV forward.