“I know it’s been talked about, and there’s interest there. But how far that goes, I don’t know. Bergwijn signed for Ajax for over £20m, and I’m sure much would depend on how much West Ham are willing to pay this winter. That one is a bit of an eye-opener, I have to be honest because he didn’t set the world alight at Spurs. He had a few injury problems. I think it’s just interest at the moment, and he’s one of several players they’re looking at.”

Bergwijn did have an admirer at Spurs in former boss Nuno Espirito Santo, who called him “unique”.