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Newcastle United interested in Steven Bergwijn

Graeme Bailey
Bergwijn could leave Spurs this month
Bergwijn could leave Spurs this month / Visionhaus/GettyImages
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Newcastle United have been alerted to the availability of Tottenham's Steven Bergwijn this month, 90min understands.

The 24-year-old has seen his chances limited in recent months and is yet to start a Premier League game under head coach Antonio Conte, who has openly questioned the performances of the Dutchman and challenged him to improve.

Bergwijn is now considering his options and his representatives are looking at loan options for him, although Spurs are yet to make a firm decision on his future.

The winger arrived from PSV Eindhoven in January 2020 for around £25m and scored the opener in a 2-0 win against Manchester City on his debut. But he has failed to a first-team regular - he's found the bag of the net just four times since that maiden strike - and is believed to be considering his options.

Hometown club Ajax are keen to land Bergwijn, but Newcastle are also looking at his situation and they know his entourage well as they also look after defender Sven Botman - another player at the top of the Magpies' shortlist this month.

Newcastle have decided they need at least two forwards this window following confirmation that Callum Wilson would be sidelined for at least two months. They also still have two slots available for loans and a deal for Bergwijn could fit that criteria.

Eddie Howe’s side have also looked at number of domestic loan options such as Manchester United's Anthony Martial, Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Eddie Nketiah and Chelsea's Ross Barkley.

They are also looking at signing players currently based in England on permanent deals such as Liverpool's Divock Origi, Bournemouth's Dominic Solanke and Burnley's Chris Wood - but Newcastle are finding out that getting transfers done quickly in January is not easy.

Newcastle face relegation rivals Watford this weekend and they are desperate to get at least one forward in before that game to bolster Howe's options.

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