Tottenham hero Rafael van der Vaart has backed Steven Bergwijn to be a hit in north London when he completes his transfer to Spurs.
The PSV Eindhoven and Netherlands winger is close to completing a £25million move to link up with Jose Mourinho’s side.
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Bergwijn has scored five goals and registered 10 assists in 16 Eredevisie appearances this season and could ease the burden on Lucas Moura and Heung-min Son to score the goals in Harry Kanes absence.
Tottenhams talisman will be sidelined with a hamstring injury until April at the earliest – with fears he could even miss the remainder of the season, AND Euro 2020.
Van der Vaart, who scored 28 goals in a two-year stint with Spurs between 2010 and 2012, has wished Bergwijn good luck in England.
When asked about the impending signing by a Tottenham fan on Twitter, the 36-year-old replied: Should it all really happen, I believe that Bergwijn will certainly be a great signing for Spurs.
Obviously he will have to adjust to the PL [Premier League] pace and ambience but his speed, technique and strength will certainly add something to the Spurs game.
Good luck to Stevie and my Spurs.
Should it all really happen, I believe that Bergwijn will certainly be a great signing for Spurs. Obviously he will have to adjust to the PL pace and ambience but his speed, technique and strength will certainly add something to the Spurs game. Good luck to Stevie and my Spurs
— Rafael van der Vaart (@rafvdvaart) January 27, 2020
Bergwijn, who has been capped seven times by the Netherlands, will be looking to boost Tottenhams top-four hopes.
Jose Mourinhos side are six points off fourth-placed Chelsea with 14 games remaining.
They also have an FA Cup fourth-round replay against Southampton and a Champions League last-16 clash vs Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig on the horizon.
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