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Forgotten Tottenham flop Steven Bergwijn handed Premier League lifeline as talks held over transfer return

WEST HAM are weighing up a move for Ajax winger Steven Bergwijn.

The Hammers are in need of some attacking reinforcements this month with Lucas Paqueta injured and Mohamed Kudus away with Ghana at the Africa Cup of Nations.

West Ham are eyeing a move for Ajax winger Steven Bergwijn

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West Ham are eyeing a move for Ajax winger Steven BergwijnCredit: Getty

Bergwijn – who spent two-and-a-half years with Tottenham between January 2020 and July 2022 before returning to Holland – is desperate for a switch back to the Premier League.

And SunSport understands there have been some preliminary talks between the East Londoners and the Dutchman’s representatives.

However, any move remains a long way off with lots of moving pieces.

A January transfer to the London Stadium will be heavily dependent on outgoings first to raise funds having spent big in the summer.

Having sold Declan Rice to Arsenal for £105m, David Moyes – alongside technical director Tim Steidten – brought in Kudus, Edson Alvarez, James Ward-Prowse and Konstantinos Mavropanos for a total of around £117.5m.

SunSport also understands that Ajax are unlikely to sanction a loan with an obligation to buy owing to the fact Bergwijn, 26, is the club captain.

Bergwijn made 83 appearances for Spurs, scoring eight goals.

West Ham have already shipped out one player this month – versatile defender Thilo Kehrer on loan to French giants Monaco for the rest of the season with a view to making it permanent this summer.

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Alongside Kudus, centre back Nayef Aguerd is also away at AFCON with Morocco – a player who has been linked with a departure to Saudi Arabia and Italy in recent weeks.

The tournament, which is being held in the Ivory Coast, will run from January 13 to February 11.

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