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Tottenham have finalized the signing of PSV Eindoven forward Steven Bergwijn with a £27million transfer fee on Wednesday.
As Harry Kane is absent due to a hamstring injury, the 22-year-old winger will likely move straight into Jose Mourinho’s starting XI.
Bergwijn signed a five-year contract at Spurs, and was handed the No 23 shirt, which previously belonged to Christian Eriksen, who joined Inter Milan this week.
Meantime, Spurs are reportedly negotiating with Chelsea over a possible move for out-of-favour striker Olivier Giroud, and have also opened talks with Norwich City over young right-back Max Aarons’ move.
Here is how Jose Mourinho’s side could line up with Bergwijn, Giroud and Aarons.
Team captain Hugo Lloris will continue as the club’s number one, although he just came back from injury.
Aaron’s would most likely move straight into the right-back, as Kyle Walker-Peters headed out of the club on loan.
Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen will continue to play in centre-back.
Youngster Ryan Sessegnon will be in the left-back, as Danny Rose has been given the cold shoulder.
Record-signing Tanguy Ndombele, newcomer Gedson Fernandes and already Spurs player Giovani Lo Celso will form the midfield.
However, Ndombele is still sidelined through injury but will likely be recalled into the starting XI after recovering.
While Fernandes will replace Christian Eriksen, who left the club and joined Inter Milan.
As Harry Kane is sidelined until April, Spurs’ attacking line would form Steven Bergwijn from the left alongside Son Heung-Min from the left and Olivier Giroud in the centre.
Source- Daily and Sunday Express