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Everton chasing another Eredivisie star

This time a winger could be in the cards.

Sparta v PSV - Dutch Eredivisie Photo by Edwin van Zandvoort/Soccrates/Getty Images

Everton have recently dipped their toes in the water of purchasing from the top flight in the Netherlands, and they could be set to do so again. Davy Klaassen has been a disappointment - through no fault of his own - but it seems the Blues are undeterred, if ESPN are to be believed.

Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are among a host of Premier League clubs tracking PSV Eindhoven star Steven Bergwijn, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC.

A number of Europe’s top clubs have been alerted to Bergwijn’s potential with the attacker scoring five goals and creating six assists in 22 games to help the club go seven points clear at the top of the Eredivisie.

Sources have told ESPN FC that PSV are bracing themselves for offers for Bergwijn this summer with the Premier League looking likely to be the winger’s next destination.

Bergwijn, 20, primarily plays on the left wing for Eindhoven, and has 5 goals and 6 assists in a little over 1,300 minutes this season. The winger has been with PSV for the entirety of his short career.

Tottenham Hotspur have had more recent success with players from the Dutch league, and may be seen as a more palatable destination for the young man given Everton’s struggles this season.

via WhoScored

Furthermore, it seems a little foolish for Everton to be chasing promising young wingers when the club already have Ademola Lookman, Henry Onyekuru, and Nikola Vlasic on their books.

Of course, at times it seems Lookman and Vlasic may as well not exist, so perhaps Sam Allardyce and Steve Walsh are looking for another young star’s career to kneecap. Who knows.