Ex-Coventry City star Noel Whelan has shown his support for Tottenham Hotpur’s decision to secure the services of Steven Bergwijn during the January transfer window.
The 22-year-old has already made an immediate impact in north London, scoring a superb goal on his debut which came against Premier League champions Manchester City last Saturday.
Steven Bergwijn’s arrival is meant to help reduce the burden on the likes of Heung-min Son and Dele Alli in the attack, with Harry Kane expected to miss a huge chunk of the number of games left in the season.
Whelan, who is an admirer of the Dutch international, has stated that the signing of Bergwijn is a shrewd move from Tottenham, with the youngster having a bright future ahead of him.
“I think it’s a bit of everything really. I think it’s a rebuilding process, getting that youth in with quality.” he told Football Insider
“He’s a Dutch international, very direct. From what we hear, he was the quickest player in the Dutch league so he will trouble defenders.
“He’s young, he’s going to grow into that position as well and into Tottenham Hotspur. Everyone fears pace and directness in a player and he certainly looks like one for the future.”
“Johan Cruyff raved about him, he’s come from a great background, so yeah, I think he’s going to be really exciting.
“I think it’s a really good signing for £27 million – it’s not a huge amount of money to pay really for an international coming into a big club, and he’s got years ahead of him as well. He can only get better.”
Bergwijn did move to England with a great reputation from his days in the Dutch top-flight which saw him make a name for himself as one of the key stars of the PSV squad.