Ajax set to break transfer record as Tottenham green light Steven Bergwijn exit

Bergwijn has been told he can leave Spurs this summer and Sebastien Haller’s move to Borussia Dortmund will help Ajax fund the Dutch international’s move.

Ajax’s current transfer record is the £20.25million they paid West Ham for Haller in January 2021. But the Dutch giants are willing to spend more than that to land Bergwijn.

Ajax are keen for Bergwijn to be part of a new attack next season and are set to step up their pursuit of the 24-year-old after agreeing to sell Haller. Tottenham paid £27m for Bergwijn in January 2020.

He struggled for playing time under Antonio Conte last season despite his blistering form for the Netherlands. Bergwijn has scored five goals in his last seven appearances for his country and hinted last month that he would be looking to leave Spurs to ensure he joins the Dutch squad for the World Cup in Qatar later this year .

Steven Bergwijn looks set to leave Tottenham to return to the Eredivisie this summer

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“A starting point here [at Tottenham]? I don’t think so to be honest,” said Bergwijn, who was born in Amsterdam and played in the Ajax academy until he was 13 when he joined rivals PSV Eindhoven.

“It’s a complicated story for me. I don’t play a lot. Ajax could be an option for me, and a return to the Netherlands could be an option for me. The World Cup is coming up.”

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