Tottenham Hotspur have offered winger Steven Bergwijn to Everton as part of their attempt to land Richarlison, according to The Telegraph.
Bergwijn has been heavily linked with a move to Ajax with The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshare reporting on Twitter last week that Spurs had agreed on a fee of £21.5million with the Dutch giants to take the 24-year-old back to his homeland, with only the final details being sorted and the move expected to go through on or after July 1st.
The report from The Telegraph claims that Spurs had tabled a £20million bid including Bergwijn in the hope to bring Richarlison to Antonio Conte’s side, but saw their offer rejected by the Toffees.
Bergwijn has previously spoken publicly of his desire to leave Tottenham this summer in order to get regular first-team football elsewhere, with the World Cup on the horizon in November (De Telegraaf).
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The transfer market is quickly clicking into gear ahead of Tottenham’s trip to South Korea next month and could this be little more than an attempt to try and apply pressure on Ajax to get the deal over the line.
Spurs are known to want to bring in another forward before they sanction the sale of Bergwijn, it would seem likely that the Dutchman would prefer a move to Ajax and play Champions League football rather than join a struggling Everton side who narrowly avoided the drop last season.