Steven Bergwijn has labelled his transfer from Tottenham to Ajax a “step up” due to his lack of game time in North London.
The Dutch winger returned to the Netherlands over the weekend after his lacklustre two and a half year spell with Spurs came to an end.
Despite a debut to remember against Manchester City, the talented winger could not nail down a consistent place in the Spurs side, and although there were no doubt some bright moments, the Dutchman ultimately did not do enough to provide serious competition to any of the Tottenham forward line, with Antonio Conte not standing in Bergwijn’s way as he sealed a move to Ajax last week.
Speaking to Ajax’s official club website, Bergwijn pinpointed when the Ajax interest became more serious and when it looked like his time at Spurs was coming to an end.
“It took a while, it was a lot of back and forth but here we are,” the winger said.
“It started about a year and a half ago. At a certain point, I started to play a bit less at Tottenham, then Ajax came knocking a few times.
“It almost happened then but, one way or another, it didn’t work out then. Now, it has finally happened.”
Despite Steven Bergwijn’s desperation to leave Spurs becoming quite apparent over the last couple of months, the 24-year-old sent a classy message via social media to Spurs fans over the weekend.
Via the player’s official Instagram account Bergwijn said: “Dear Spurs fans, thank you for all the great moments and memories. It was an honour to be a part of this beautiful club. All the best. COYS.”