By Alex McLeish

13th Jan, 2022 | 10:30am

Levy tipped to sell Bergwijn for £25m as new bid submitted - pundit

Alex McLeish has tipped Tottenham to demand £25million-plus for Steven Bergwijn’s sale this month.

The former Scotland manager, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would at least want Spurs to get their money back on the 24-year-old.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Ajax are planning to submit a new Bergwijn bid after having a formal £15million (€18million) offer for him rejected by Tottenham.

Clubs from Spain and Germany’s top flight are also interested in signing the Holland international.

Bergwijn cost Spurs a reported £25million (€30million) back in January 2020.

McLeish suggested Levy would want to break even if Bergwijn is to leave Tottenham before the end of the window.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

“Levy will definitely want his money back,” McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.

“Maybe even make a little bit of profit. But who’s out there?

“That will very much depend on if there’s a buyer. Is there someone who will go to Spurs’ level in terms of their demands?”

Bergwijn has struggled to nail down a place in the Spurs XI this season, with just three Premier League starts under his belt.

The Dutch winger has only featured four times under Antonio Conte, with a calf injury forcing him to the sidelines.

As quoted by football.london on Tuesday (11 January), the Italian manager hailed Bergwijn’s versatility.

He insisted the 16-cap international is part of his plans moving forward in north London.

Conte suggested Bergwijn could play as a winger, a number 10 or even as a centre forward.

In other news, Tottenham tipped to sign two new centre-backs this month after “exceptional” player update.