AC Milan have put Spurs winger Steven Bergwijn in their sights ahead of the summer transfer window, according to a report.
La Gazzetta dello Sport report that the 24-year-old Dutchman is being monitored closely by Milan as they deem him to be a perfect fit for Stefano Pioli’s style of football given his strengths are dribbling and speed, but his favoured left wing position is occupied by Rafael Leao at the moment.
However, the report is keen to stress that Bergwijn has a completely different physique than the Portuguese winger because he is around 15cm shorter and uses his low centre of gravity to move through the gears. However, he is a player who also utilises bursts of speed, dribbles and acceleration to break through the defensive line.
If the Dutchman arrived, in all likelihood he would find a role either as a deputy to Leao – which raises questions about the fee required and about Ante Rebic’s future – or he will have to divert to the right lane.
He can do that well though having played on the right plenty, but on the right he would lose the possibility of cutting onto his favoured right foot to shoot. Nonetheless, Pioli has shown an ability to get the most out of every player and an Italian adventure could appeal after a failed €30m move to Spurs from PSV.
An ankle injury slowed his rise and he has not always convinced the coaches who arrived after Jose Mourinho in Nuno Espirito Santo and Antonio Conte. The purchase of Dejan Kulusevski has now also blocked the right side, so now he is looking around.