Tottenham Hotspur have signed Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn from PSV Eindhoven on a contract that runs to 2025, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. Tottenham Hotspurs did not disclose the transfer fee, which British outlet The Guardian put at 30 million euros ($33.3 million).
🇳🇱 Steven Bergwijn
👤 Age: 22-Years-Old
🏃🏻 Position: Winger, Attacker.
— Last Word On Spurs (@LastWordOnSpurs) January 26, 2020
The 22-year-old attacking midfielder, who has made nine appearances for his country, was part of three Eredivisie title-winning squads at PSV and scored 31 goals in 149 appearances. Bergwijn reinforces Spurs’ boss and Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho’s forward options with England striker Harry Kane out with a long-term hamstring injury.
✍️ We are delighted to announce the signing of @StevenBergwijn from PSV Eindhoven.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 29, 2020
“We are delighted to announce the signing of Steven Bergwijn from Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven,” Spurs said in a statement.
“Steven has signed a contract with the club that will run until 2025 and will wear the number 23 shirt.”
Talking to the Spurs’ official website, the 22-year-old Bergjwin added;
“It’s an honour for me to be here, a dream to play in the Premier League and I will give whatever I have, whatever I can bring, I will give it all for the club and for this team.”
“It’s an amazing move for me, an amazing club,”
“Just look around the training ground, it’s amazing. I just spoke to the manager as well. When I was a young boy I looked up to a coach like Jose Mourinho, now I play for him.
“I want to score goals, give assists and win the Champions League. I watched last season, the team went so far, and I hope this season also.”
Talking about his journey from his childhood and PSV, the player added:
“For four years, my father drove me to PSV. We woke up at six o’clock in the morning, drove one hour to Eindhoven, then back to school until three or four o’clock, every day. When I was training, my father would sleep in the car, all that for three or four years. I know what my family have done for me and I’m happy that I can give this back.”
Spurs reached their first Champions League showpiece last term after beating PSV’s Dutch rivals Ajax Amsterdam in the semi-finals but lost to Liverpool in Madrid.
Bergwijn is Tottenham’s third signing of the January window, with Portuguese Gedson Fernandes joining on loan from Benfica and fellow midfielder Giovani Lo Celso of Argentina finalizing a permanent move from Real Betis after an impressive loan spell.