Steven Bergwijn ‘snubbed Man Utd and Everton’s £35m transfer bids to seal Ajax move from Tottenham’
TOTTENHAM winger Steven Bergwijn rejected offers from two Premier League clubs in order to secure a dream move to Ajax, according to reports.
Spurs have been in talks with Ajax regarding the sale for weeks, but the two clubs finally struck a deal on Monday.
Bergwijn is now set to join the Eredivisie giants in a £26million transfer, with personal terms already agreed.
However, Tottenham could have received at least £9m more had he chose to join a rival club.
According to Dutch outlet De Telegraaf, Manchester United and Everton were willing to pay up to £35m for the Dutch star.
The Red Devils had hoped to make him the first addition of the Erik ten Hag era, while the Toffees saw him as an ideal replacement for Richarlison, who recently joined Spurs in a sensational £60m transfer.
But, Bergwijn only had his sights set on Ajax.
The winger has been desperate to leave Tottenham since the beginning of the year.
During an interview with AD last month, he 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.
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“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.”
Bergwijn is set to pen a five-year deal with Ajax.