Tottenham sign Steven Bergwijn in £27m move from PSV as Jose Mourinho bolsters attacking options in bid to break into the top four
- Jose Mourinho has swooped for Holland international Steven Bergwijn
- Bergwijn’s arrival will ease the workload on the Spurs attack without Harry Kane
- Tottenham are currently sixth in the Premier League, six points off fourth
Tottenham have completed the signing of winger Steven Bergwijn from PSV Eindhoven in a deal worth £27m.
The 22-year-old has put pen to paper with Tottenham on a deal that runs until 2025 in a signing that will reinforce the attacking options at Jose Mourinho’s disposal.
Tottenham are six points outside the top four of the Premier League, with Champions League qualification the key aim for Mourinho.
Steven Bergwijn has joined Tottenham on a deal until 2025 from Dutch side PSV
Bergwijn came through the ranks at PSV and made his debut for the club back 2014-15
Bergwijn, who has nine caps for Holland, could face a baptism of fire on his Spurs debut, with Manchester City their opponents this weekend. The two sides meet in Sunday’s late kick-off in the Premier League.
He will wear the No 23 shirt at his new club.
‘This is certainly a dream come true. It also feels like the right time to take this step,’ he told Dutch publication De Telegraaf.
‘I have always looked up to a top coach like Mourinho. And now I’m going to play for him. I come here to win prizes.
Bergwijn has won three Eredivisie titles during his time at his boyhood club
Bergwijn (left) has made nine appearances for the Holland national side so far in his career
Age – 22
Nationality – Dutch
Position – Winger
International caps – 9
PSV appearances – 149
Goals – 31
Assists – 41
‘The club has already shown last year, in the Champions League, that they can compete. I hope I can show people quickly that I can be important.
‘It’s great to be here. Just look at the facilities around us. When I play FIFA on the PlayStation, I almost always choose a team from the Premier League.
‘I look forward to playing in that great atmosphere.’
De Telegraaf said that Tottenham have been tracking Bergwijn for years, with scout Brian Carey tracking his progress in person throughout last season.
Bergwijn scored 31 goals in 149 games for PSV and also provided 41 assists in that time
Mourinho has been working with a depleted attack in recent weeks after Harry Kane tore his hamstring in a 1-0 defeat by Southampton in early January.
Bergwijn came through the youth ranks at PSV and made his debut for the club back 2014-15.
He has won three Eredivisie titles during his time at the club and made 149 appearances in total, scoring 31 goals and providing 41 assists. He scored 15 times last season.