Incoming Man Utd boss ‘Ten Hag eyes Bergwijn raid on Tottenham as first transfer after failed Ajax swoop in January'

ERIK TEN HAG is eyeing Tottenham winger Steven Bergwijn as his first Manchester United transfer should he take over, according to reports.

The talented Netherlands international has long been on Ten Hag's wishlist with a failed attempt to sign him for Ajax in January.

The £15million bid was snubbed by Spurs who payed a hefty £27m for the player in 2020.

But Ten Hag could return this summer, claim the Daily Mail.

The current Ajax boss is on the verge of becoming the Red Devils' new manager with a verbal agreement understood to have been agreed.

But the Dutch coach will inherit an ailing United side and already has his eye on the transfer market for a big squad shake-up.


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Bergwijn seems a perfect target with it understood he is looking to leave the London club after a difficult season in which he has suffered with a lack of game time.

Injuries have seen him on the sideline more often than not, but when he has played he has demonstrated his class.

In January he came off the bench to score a brace in stoppage time against Leicester to secure an amazing comeback win for his team.

But he has only started once since then with Dejan Kulusevski, a loan player from Juventus, being the preferred pick by Spurs coach Antonio Conte.

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His international form has also been impressive, with two goals in their win against Denmark and one against Germany during the most recent international break.

With Ten Hag being present at both games he witnessed first hand the talent the forward possesses.

Man Utd have the budget to afford his £100,000-a-week salary which stunted Ten Hag's previous attempts to nab him in the last three transfer windows.

After the shock defeat to relegation-threatened Everton last week, there have been calls for many current first teamers to be axed, including forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

This could leave the door open for younger players such as Bergwijn to snap up a spot in the first team.

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