Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Bergwijn big fan of Liverpool ace who snubbed Spurs

PSV Eindhoven's Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn (C) fights for the ball with Rostov's Russian winger Vladimir Granat (L) and Slovenian defender Miha Mevlja (R)  during the UEFA Champions...

Tottenham Hotspur are keen on Steven Bergwijn.

PSV Eindhoven's Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn (C) fights for the ball with Rostov's Russian winger Vladimir Granat (L) and Slovenian defender Miha Mevlja (R)  during the UEFA Champions...

Tottenham Hotspur are keen on signing PSV Eindhoven sensation Steven Bergwijn, according to The Mirror.

Bergwijn, 20, is rated as one of Holland's top young talents and made his debut for his club at 17.

This season the winger has scored two Eredivisie goals in seven games this season, including a dramatic solo goal against Utrecht.

Bergwijn has admitted he holds former PSV star Georginio Wijnaldum as one of his idols, having played with him at the club before the winger signed for Newcastle.

Georginio Wijnaldum of PSV and Jordy Clasie of Feyenoord battle for the ball during the Eredivisie match between PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord Rotterdam held at the Philips Stadion on...

Liverpool ace Wijnaldum returned to PSV earlier this year to watch a game, and made a point of looking out for the young talent, seeking him out in the dressing room after the match.

Bergwijn told AD.nl: "That means a lot to me. Georginio is a player who enjoys a lot of respect and he does well abroad.

"The moment I just came to the A [first team] selection he did a lot for me." 

Bergwijn could have joined Wijnaldum at Tottenham

Wijnaldum came close to joining Spurs in 2016, even visiting Mauricio Pochettino's house to discuss a move, The Sun reported.

The Dutchman was eventually persuaded to join Liverpool, and has become an important contributor to the team.

Bergwijn is a bright talent who has been compared to both Memphis Depay and Arjen Robben early in his career, and Tottenham would be pulling off a coup if they can get a deal done.

If he is asked to by his club, Wijnaldum might have a shot of persuading him to join Liverpool instead.

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