According to reports, West Ham is mulling a move for Steven Bergwijn, a former Tottenham player and Ajax winger.
This season, David Moyes’ team has had a comeback. They are now six points out of the top four in the Premier League and made it to the Europa League round of sixteen.
But maintaining this pace could be challenging, particularly in light of the absence of important players like Mohammed Kudus and Lucas Paqueta.
The latter is playing for Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations, while the former is out due to a thigh injury.
Moreover, the Irons team will surely face problems later in the season as a result of the European schedule.
In light of this, Bergwijn is reportedly on West Ham’s shortlist for possible attacking reinforcements, according to a number of outlets, including The Sun.
The 26-year-old’s lacklustre tenure at Tottenham, which he joined in January 2020 after leaving PSV for a £27 million transfer, will be the most memorable memory for English supporters.
In 83 games for Tottenham, Bergwijn only managed eight goals (Photo: Getty).
In a victory over Manchester City, he scored on his Premier League debut, giving him the ideal start. However, in 83 games for Spurs, he would only manage eight goals and ten assists.
After returning home in the summer of 2022, the Dutchman has performed far better for Ajax, where he is currently the club captain and has scored 24 goals and provided nine assists in 65 games.
There is still a long way to go until a deal is reached, despite reports that West Ham has started negotiations with Bergwijn’s representatives.
The amount of money the Irons have left in their transfer fund will determine how aggressively they pursue the winger. Although Ajax may be willing to sell its captain, they will not approve a loan with a buyout option.
Meanwhile, Moyes’ team will play in the FA Cup third round on Sunday when they take on Bristol City, a Championship team.