'One we can make money on' - Ex-Spurs ace drools over new Tottenham signing
Tottenham new boy Steven Bergwijn is a shrewd signing who “we can make money on”, according to Michael Brown.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Russell Edge, the ex-Spurs midfielder and fan of the club explained why the Holland international is just what the team needed.
Brown explained how he had pleaded for Tottenham to bring in “seasoned £50million” stars rather than unproven youngsters who needed time to develop.
Bergwijn arrived at the end of the January window from PSV Eindhoven for a fee of around £27million.
He marked his debut in memorable fashion with a brilliant goal in a 2-0 Premier League win against champions Man City.
Asked by Football Insider if Bergwijn is the signing Tottenham needed, Brown replied: “Young, exciting, one for the future and one we can make money on.
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“I said in the summer, ‘can we have some really seasoned, experienced players at 50million quid’?
“Ndombele came in, Lo Celso on a loan which was made permanent – Ndombele, he’s one you could say he’s been brilliant at times, inconsistency, Mourinho’s dug him out over injuries, really critical regarding stamina – he needs to learn that but to be so over-
critical, I’m not sure.
“Bergwijn, what a what a start, if he can continue anywhere near that. He’s got a great technique, it’s a steady start.”
Bergwijn has made four appearances for his new club and was used at centre-forward in last weekend’s defeat to Chelsea.