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Steven Bergwijn: 'I want to leave Spurs now'

Tom Gott
Bergwijn intends to leave Tottenham
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Steven Bergwijn has confirmed that he wants to leave Tottenham as soon as possible after feeling disrespected towards the end of the season.

Bergwijn did make 32 appearances in all competitions this past campaign, but just four of those came as Premier League starts and he only played more than 40 minutes once in 2022. 12 of his last 17 league outings lasted less than 15 minutes.

Ajax have already opened talks to sign the Dutchman and 90min understands that Spurs are willing to part ways with Bergwijn after he struggled for minutes under Antonio Conte.

"I just need to go play," he told AD. "I want to leave Spurs now, that's for sure.

"Is it important that my new club plays in the Champions League? That's not my top priority. It would be nice, but what's important is that I'm going to play.

"I wasn't allowed to leave Spurs in the winter and then I didn't have any problems. But for the last few months, I was hardly looked after there. I want to go and play somewhere weekly."

Bergwijn - who was among the goalscorers as the Netherlands comfortably beat Belgium in the Nations League on Friday - went on to insist that 'there are more clubs' than just Ajax interested in signing him this summer.

"It would be nice if there was clarity soon," he continued. "My situation now has to be different."