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Journalist Graeme Bailey has claimed that Steven Bergwijn could possibly be the trump card that helps Tottenham beat Arsenal to the signing of Ajax centre-back Lisandro Martinez

90min have been the primary to report final week that Spurs have been battling the likes of Arsenal, Newcastle United and Chelsea for Martinez’s signature.

The 24-year-old centre-back, who has additionally featured in midfield and at full-back for Ajax, was additionally stated to be on the radars of each Inter Milan and Barcelona.

The Athletic revealed over the weekend that Arsenal made a gap €30m (£25.7m) provide for Martinez which was turned down by Ajax whereas TYC Sport have backed Mikel Arteta’s males to return with an improved provide for the Argentina international.

In the meantime, Dutch publication De Telegraaf reported on Monday that the Eredivisie giants are set to make an improved provide for Spurs winger Steven Bergwijn

Bailey believes the Netherlands international could possibly be used as a makeweight by Antonio Conte’s males to land Martinez

The journalist informed Speaking Transfers Podcast (20/06/22) in regards to the Ajax defender: “We did a chunk on Friday. Arsenal have gone in for him, they like him rather a lot. There’s plenty of curiosity on this man, however the huge factor with him is that he needs to depart Ajax. 

“We perceive he’s informed Ajax he needs to depart, he performs on the left facet, he’s an excellent player, he can cowl plenty of positions, he can play centre-half, he can play left-back and he can play within the midfield.

“Once more, this can be a north London battle, as a result of we’re listening to that Tottenham like this man rather a lot and so they do have a little bit of a trump card probably as a result of Ajax actually need Steven Bergwijn, so might that doubtlessly provide him in alternate?”

Spurs Internet Opinion

Lisandro Martinez’s versatility will make him an honest squad player however I imagine Conte will desire a left centre-back who will enhance the beginning eleven this summer season. 

I’m not positive that the Argentine shall be an improve on Ben Davies, which is why I’d be shocked if Spurs pushed ahead with a transfer for the Ajax star.

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