Ajax have confirmed the signing of Steven Bergwijn from Tottenham for £26.4m on a five-year deal.

Spurs and Ajax finally reached an agreement over the transfer of the 24-year-old after the Dutch champions’ initial £20m offer was rejected in June.

Netherlands international Bergwijn has been keen on a move to Ajax for over a month after falling out of favour under Spurs boss Antonio Conte. The 24-year-old also played for Ajax at the youth level.

Ajax head coach Alfred Schreuder said: “It is indicative of Steven’s ambition that he chose to make the step to Ajax. He is a player with many qualities. He has enormous drive and is also very goal-oriented.

“Of course, I am happy that we were able to sign him, he adds new quality to our team.”

Speaking on his exit, Bergwijn sent a farewell to Spurs fans: “Dear Spurs fans, thank you for all the great moments and memories,” Bergwijn said on Instagram.

“It was an honour to have been part of this beautiful club.”

Bergwijn leaves Tottenham after racking up eight goals and 10 assists in 83 games for the club in all competitions since scoring on his debut against Manchester City two-and-a-half years ago.

Four of those goals and two of those assists came in 32 appearances during the 2021-22 season, including a dramatic late brace to seal a 3-2 comeback win over Leicester City in the top flight back in January.


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