By Russell Edge

8th Dec, 2017 | 2:02pm

Tottenham eye winter swoop for frustrated under-21 speed machine - report

Tottenham are eyeing up a swoop for PSV Eindhoven youngster Steven Bergwijn in the January transfer window, according to a report.

The Sun claim on their website that Spurs have been impressed by the 20-year-old winger’s form for the Dutch side this season, and that manager Mauricio Pochettino could be tempted into submitting a bid in the upcoming winter market.

The versatile speed machine, who can play on either flank or even operate in a central striker’s role, is said to be frustrated with a lack of guarantee over his game time in the starting XI from PSV manager Philip Cocu.

The Dutch under-21 star, with two goals and three assists under his belt this season, has made nine starts for the club from a possible 14 league games, missing out on just one match as the result of a knee injury, and is contracted at the club until 2021.

Football Insider verdict

It appears that Bergwijn is coming to a difficult crossroads in his career, where he is looking for both stability and game time from his club. PSV seem unable to offer him that, but is he really going to get that by joining Spurs? Georges-Kevin Nkoudou has shown just how difficult it can be for a winger to break into Pochettino’s side, with a focus on penetration through the centre of the park, with Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen supported by the wing backs in providing a supply for Harry Kane up front. It could be Tottenham snap him up and send him out on loan to give him the first team action he desires, before integrating him into their own squad. Either way, the 20-year-old has a tough decision to make. 

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