By Noel Whelan

1st Feb, 2020 | 2:07pm

Exclusive: 'Everyone' will fear 'quickest in league' Tottenham signing - pundit

Noel Whelan has hailed Tottenham Hotspur for signing winger Steven Bergwijn, claiming that he can become a player who “everyone fears”.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds United striker claimed that the 22-year-old has all the attributes needed to become a real success in the Premier League.

The youngster arrived in North London earlier this week on a deal that is due to run until 2025, understood to be worth £27 million.

And Whelan believes that it’s a good bit of business.

When asked whether the Dutchman could have an immediate effect for Spurs this season during an interview with Football Insider, he said: “I think it’s a bit of everything really.

“I think it’s a rebuilding process, getting that youth in with quality.

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“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 has been in eye-catching form in the Netherlands this season prior to making his move to Spurs, hitting five goals and 10 assists in 16 Eredivisie games for PSV.

The starlet also has nine caps to his name for the the Dutch national team, and featured against England in the UEFA Nations League semi-final last summer.

In other Tottenham news, Spurs hold talks about terminating contract of £10m-valued ace.