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Inter Milan in the hunt for PSV Eindhoven winger

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Nerazzurri make contact for Steven Bergwijn.

FC Internazionale v PSV - UEFA Champions League Group B
Steven Bergwijn (L) of PSV competes for the ball with Borja Valero of FC Internazionale during the UEFA Champions League Group B match between FC Internazionale and PSV at San Siro Stadium on December 11, 2018 in Milan, Italy.
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Inter Milan management have their sights set on a possible replacement for Ivan Perisic in the summer transfer season.

Several media outlets have reported the Nerazzurri are actively looking at PSV Eindhoven winger Steven Bergwijn as a transfer target.

Bergwijn has impressed several teams this season, accounting for 12 goals and 12 assists in 28 Eredivisie matches this season. Inter had the opportunity to see him twice in the Champions League and have sent scouts to watch in other matches.

His agent, Fulco van Kooperen told FCInterNews that Inter are among the teams who have actively expressed interest in his client.

“Any club that can give him the right base for the next step of his career is a serious candidate. And the Nerazzurri are among those teams,” van Kooperen said. “They watched him in Champions League as PSV played two games against Inter. They are interested, I spoke with Ausilio as well.”

Bergwijn also has five international appearances with the Netherlands national team. He has scored five goals since debuting in 2018.

His contract with PSV expires in 2022 and other teams, such as AC Milan, Liverpool and Manchester United have expressed interest.

According to Transfermarkt, Bergwijn’s market value has skyrocketed to €35 million. He started his career in 2009 with the ASC Waterwijk youth team before moving on a free transfer to Ajax. In 2011, Bergwijn was transferred to PSV where he has risen through the ranks.

In all, I think Bergwijn is a good fit for Inter. He has prowess on the wing and could be a great fit with Matteo Politano – who is set to be redeemed in the summer. He is young – just 21 years of age – meaning his best play could be in front of him, not behind.


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