By Noel Whelan

14th Dec, 2021 | 6:00pm

Pundit 'wowed' by 'massively surprising' Bergwijn update at Tottenham

Tottenham will regret letting out-of-favour winger Steven Bergwijn leave the club, according to Noel Whelan.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 24-year-old still has “loads to offer” at Spurs.

According to ESPN (`10 December), Tottenham boss Antonio Conte does not see Bergwijn as part of his plans and could sanction a January exit with Ajax interested.

The Netherlands international has played just 13 minutes of football since Conte took the reins at Spurs.

Whelan claimed another club could “really benefit” by swooping in for the 24-year-old.

“Wow, that’s a massive surprise – he’s not really had too many opportunities,” he told Football Insider‘s Ewan Kingsbury.

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“Unfortunately, he’s stuck behind three top-quality players in Harry Kane, Lucas Moura, and Heung-min Son.

“I don’t think he’s had a long run of games for Tottenham, and he’s never really lived up to that promise we’ve seen with Holland and when he was with PSV.

“It’s strange that he’s not going to be kept as part of that squad. He’s young, he’s got loads to offer, and he can be a valuable backup to have.

“But if he’s not in the mind of the manager, then why keep a player on big wages if he’s not required?

“However, I can see someone swooping in and really benefitting if they let him go. They may regret that.”

Bergwijn has scored four Tottenham goals in 62 appearances for the north London club.

The winger joined Spurs in January 2020 for a reported initial fee of £25million.

In other news, Dr Dan fears Tottenham are on the brink of a £12million-plus blow after an official statement.