March 27, 2023


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Steven Bergwijn joins Ajax from Tottenham for €30m

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Ajax have completed the signing of winger Steven Bergwijn from Tottenham Hotspur, it was announced on Friday.

The 24-year-old completed a medical at the Dutch champions on Wednesday before signing the deal, which is worth €31.25 million.

The move marks a return to the Eredivise for Bergwijn, who lifted the Dutch title three times with PSV Eindhoven before making a €35m switch to Spurs in January 2019.

Bergwijn scored eight goals in 83 games for Spurs in all competitions, playing under three managers – Jose Mourinho, Nuno Espirito Santo and Antonio Conte.

The Netherlands international joins Ajax amid a turnover at the club. Striker Sebastien Haller has joined Borussia Dortmund in a €36m deal, while midfielder Ryan Gravenberch left the club for Bayern Munich. Head coach Erik ten Hag also left this summer to join Manchester United and has been replaced by Alfred Schreuder.

On Bergwijn’s move, Schreuder said: “It is indicative of Steven’s ambition that he chooses to make the step to Ajax. He is a player with many qualities, has an enormous drive and is also very goal-oriented.

“Of course I am happy that we were able to capture him, it means a new quality for our selection.”

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