Everton ‘lead Ajax in the race for Tottenham outcast Steven Bergwijn after submitting better transfer offer’
EVERTON are leading the race to sign Tottenham star Steven Bergwijn, according to reports.
Spurs are believed to be open to selling the Netherlands international this summer amid interest from Everton and Ajax.
Bergwijn, 24, has also admitted that he is seeking a transfer as he looks to play regular football.
And it seems Everton have the upper hand as they are willing to offer Bergwijn more money than Ajax, report De Telegraaf.
The Toffees are reportedly ready to match Tottenham’s asking price too, believed to be in the region of £21million.
But Bergwijn is said to prefer a move to Ajax due to the Dutch champions being able to offer Champions League football.
Playing regularly in his native country could also boost the winger’s chances of playing for the Netherlands at the Qatar World Cup.
But Ajax have failed to reach an agreement with Spurs over his transfer, seeing a £17m offer rejected.
However, Spurs’ interest in Ajax winger Antony means a deal involving a player exchange could be on the table.
Tottenham also want Richarlison and Everton are ready to sell the Brazilian.
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Spurs are reportedly set to offer the Toffees £100m to sign both Richarlison and youngster Anthony Gordon.
Richarlison, who is rated at around £51m, is also being eyed by rivals Chelsea.
Chelsea are in the market for a centre-forward after allowing club-record signing Romelu Lukaku to return to Inter Milan on loan.