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.
“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.