'Where does he fit in?' - Exclusive: Paul Robinson baffled by Tottenham signing
Paul Robinson has questioned the decision to buy new Tottenham hero Steven Bergwijn after his debut against Manchester City today.
The former Spurs and Leeds goalkeeper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, says despite the 22-year-old being a “great player” he is too similar to players already at the club.
The forward was immediately named in the Tottenham starting XI against Man City today, starting on the left of the attack, with Son Heung-Min moved across to the right.
He marked his debut with a brilliantly-taken goal in his side’s 2-0 win against Man City.
When asked for his verdict on the Holland international, Robinson told Football Insider: “He is a great player. My issue with him coming in at Spurs is that he is very similar to what they have got. Where does he fit in?
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“They have got Lamela, Lo Celso, Moura, Son. Four players of similar ilk without that number nine. He is a very good player. I rate him highly but the priority was a number nine.”
It has been reported that Bergwijn turned down a £6million bonus from PSV, entitled to had he stayed until the summer, such was his desire to sign for the Lilywhites.
The Dutchman scored five goals and contributed 10 goals in his 16 appearances for PSV this season.
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