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Ajax sign winger Bergwijn from Spurs

Ajax Amsterdam have signed Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn from Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of 31.25 million euros ($31.61 million), the clubs said on Friday.

Bergwijn, who was born in Amsterdam, has signed a five-year contract to return to the Dutch side having previously played for their academy before joining PSV Eindhoven in 2011.

“He is a player with many qualities,” Ajax coach Alfred Schreuder said. “He has enormous drive and is also very goal-oriented. Of course, I am happy that we were able to sign him, he adds new quality to our team.”

Bergwijn joined Spurs from PSV in 2020 but failed to nail down a spot in the starting line-up last season, playing the full 90 minutes on just two occasions in the league.

He made more than 80 appearances for the London club in all competitions during his two-and-a-half year-stint in England, scoring eight goals.

The 24-year-old, who has made 22 appearances for Netherlands, was part of three Eredivisie title-winning squads at PSV.

Ajax won their third consecutive Eredivisie title last season and reached the round of 16 of the Champions League.

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