Steven Bergwijn is set for a second chance with Tottenham after Daniel Levy reportedly blocked his sale following Jose Mourinho’s exit.
Mourinho parted ways with Tottenham on Monday after a slowdown in form. The timing has raised eyebrows as Spurs are days away from a Carabao Cup final against Manchester City. But things have reached a breaking point and the club are now considering their options for the future.
Ryan Mason has been appointed as interim head coach until the end of the season. Subsequently, they will look for a more prestigious replacement.
But it’s not just at the management level that there could be changes at Tottenham. A number of their players also face an uncertain future.
Bergwijn is one of those with things to consider. He didn’t have as big a role under Mourinho as he would have liked. This season he has only started 11 Premier League games.
According to Athletic, Spurs have received requests from a number of clubs for Bergwijn. Some would like to take it on loan but others are considering a permanent offer.
Either way, it looks like Levy won’t grant them their wishes. Instead, he sees a future for Bergwijn in north London.
The Dutchman was a £ 26.7million signing for Tottenham in January 2020 and initially got off to a good start in Premier League life. His progress has since slowed but he remains under contract until 2025.
Anxious to see his investment pay off, Levy will wait to see what his new manager’s plans will be for the 23-year-old.
Mourinho admitted in June that Bergwijn had never been his signature of choice. But a new manager can see the potential of the former PSV man.
Therefore, Levy hopes the patience pays off and Bergwijn – who hasn’t scored all season – gets back on track.
Tottenham assesses the next boss
A number of names have already been linked to the managerial post at Tottenham.
Immediately after Mourinho’s exit, the two favorites were named RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann and Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers.
A third candidate emerged when it was claimed Tottenham were in contact with former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.
None of these would necessarily be easy to acquire, but Levy will be keen to find the right person to take Tottenham forward. In turn, Bergwijn hopes to profit from it.
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