PSV Eindhoven's Steven Bergwijn en route to London to complete Spurs move
Tottenham are close to completing the 32 million euro signing of Steven Bergwijn after PSV allowed the Netherlands international to travel to London.
Steven Bergwijn has been granted permission by his club PSV Eindhoven to travel to London as a prospective move to Tottenham Hotspur draws a little closer. The 22-year-old winger has been heavily linked with Spurs and, following reports of the two clubs agreeing a 32 million euro fee, PSV have allowed the player to finalise his departure.
Bergwijn and Pereiro excused from Tuesday's session
A club statement, also confirming the impending exit of apparent Cagliari target Gastón Pereiro, read: "Steven Bergwijn and Gaston Pereiro are not training with PSV on Tuesday morning. Bergwijn has received permission from PSV to travel to England with a view to an upcoming transfer. Pereiro stays outside group training pending the completion of a transfer."
Bergwijn, a Netherlands international, has been a revelation for the Eredivisie side over the past three seasons, scoring 27 league goals and setting up another 29. He missed Sunday's 1-1 draw at home to Twente following reports he was refusing to play, but he denied those claims soon after, insisting caretaker boss Ernest Faber had given him permission. Nevertheless, his absence seemed to be the beginning of the end given the accompanying media reports of Spurs' interest.
Spurs keen on Piatek
Bergwijn's arrival could pave the way for Erik Lamela to leave, with speculation suggesting the club are willing to offer him to AC Milan as part of the deal to sign Krzysztof Piatek from the faltering Serie A giants.