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Mourinho makes revealing Bergwijn transfer admission


Ahead of Spurs' London derby with West Ham United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this evening, head coach Jose Mourinho has revealed that Steven Bergwijn was not his top transfer target when it came to bolstering his squad back in January.

With time running out in the January window, Spurs made the decision to secure the services of the Dutchman, paying PSV almost £30million to secure his services.

However, Mourinho has now admitted that the winger, who scored in Friday night's 1-1 draw against Manchester United, was not his top target for the January window.

[He is a] good player, good professional and a good boy," Mourinho said. "Congratulations to my club, the way they did it.

"Initially, and I’m always very honest on this, he wasn’t my first option when we decided to make a movement in the winter. But in the end, a great decision.

"He is a player with a great future, can play on the right and the left. We’re more than happy, not just his age, but also his professional attitude.

"The way he trains, the way he lives. He’s the kind of kid that can only be better."

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