Tottenham Close in on Steven Bergwijn Deal as PSV Manager Grants Forward Leave to Finalise Transfer

​Steven Bergwijn is thought to be on the verge of a move to Tottenham, as PSV coach Ernest Faber admitted the player would miss their clash with Twente as he looks to push through a deal.

The 22-year-old has been a star player for a PSV side enduring a difficult season so far, his 15 goal involvements in 16 Eredivisie appearances not enough to lift the Dutch giants above fifth place.

He has been one of the country's brightest young talents since breaking into the first-team back in 2015, and has been fleetingly linked with ​Spurs among a host of other major European sides in the past, but the story went into overdrive on Sunday, emerging out of nowhere to be reported as a near-certainty.

Ivan Ilic,Steven Bergwijn

Fox Sports in the Netherlands were the first out with the breaking news that he has agreed on a deal with the ​Premier League club, although provide no details as yet with regards to the nature of the transfer or the fee involved.

The outlet provided an update from PSV interim coach Ernest Faber on the issue, who answered frankly when asked about his team's preparations for a key tie with Twente. When asked if Bergwijn would be involved, the manager admitted a conversation with the player on Sunday morning ruled him out of contention.

"He called me this morning and said he didn't want to play because he wants to focus on a possible transfer," he told Fox, as translated by ​De Telegraaf.  "It is his choice. We respect that. 

"We now need players who pay 100 percent attention to PSV. That is what we need now to be successful."

The manager of course did not name Tottenham, but his quotes are married to the news of the reported move, and the timing seems highly unlikely to be coincidental. 

Bergwijn has scored 31 and assisted 41 in 149 appearances for the Dutch side.

For more from Robbie Copeland, follow him on Twitter!

Source : 90min