Steven Bergwijn

Man United ready summer bid for Steven Bergwijn – Sky

As per a report from Sky Sports News, Manchester United are ready to swoop for PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn at the end of the season.

PSV prodigy

Bergwijn, 21, has long been regarded as one of the finest young talents in all of Dutch football.

The wide-man came up through the youth ranks at PSV, before breaking into the club’s first-team setup at the tender age of 16 during the 2014/15 campaign.

And Bergwign has since gone on to establish himself as a regular for the Dutch powerhouse over the seasons since.

The gifted youngster racked up 8 goals and 11 assists in 32 league appearances last season, playing a key role in the club regaining the Eredivisie title.

To this point in the current campaign, meanwhile, he has directly contributed to 18 goals in 18 league outings.

Bergwijn, who can play on either wing, combines seering pace and superb dribbling abilities with a penchant for the spectacular, with the starlet’s effortless gift for beating defenders in one-on-one situations having dazzled the PSV faithful for several seasons now.

United interest

As such, the interest of a number of European heavyweights in the PSV starlet’s services has come as no surprise.

Last summer saw all of Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham named as admirers of Bergwijn’s talents by Dutch outlet De Telegraaf.

Virgil Van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk celebrates with team-mate Steven Bergwijn during the UEFA Nations League match between Germany and Netherlands. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images,)

United bid incoming?

But, as per the aforementioned report from Sky Sports this afternoon, a new suitor, in the form of Manchester United, now appear to have moved to the front of the queue for the Dutch standout.

The Red Devils are rumoured to have been present at a number of PSV’s most recent fixtures, with Bergwijn the target of their attention.

In addition, ‘United’s head of global scouting, Dutchman Marcel Bout, is a known admirer of the youngster.’

As such, a summer bid on the part of the Premier League outfit is rumoured to be at the ready.

United were actually linked with a January approach for Bergwijn by the Mirror earlier this month, but Sky suggest that the Manchester giants are keen to ‘sort out their managerial situation and the possible introduction of a director of football’, before launching a formal bid for the wide-man.

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