Stephen Burgess has expressed his dissatisfaction with the current situation at Ajax and seems to have reached his conclusions. According to journalist Sascha Tavolieri, FC Antwerp is interested in his services and the club has held discussions with Bergwiss about his salary wishes. Curiously, Ajax coach Maurice Stein confirmed on Sunday that Berges would not leave Ajax. Last weekend, Berges had told the coach outright that he wanted to stay in Amsterdam. A new summer soap starter on Bosuil?
Already passed two years ago by Overmars
Mark van Bommel had indicated several times that he was in dire need of reinforcements in Antwerp. And quickly. The current squad clearly lacks the quality to play an important role in the Belgian title struggle, and is far from ready for the upcoming Champions League play-offs against AEK Athens or Dinamo Zagreb. In search of reinforcements, The Great Old looks into the Dutch market. Last week, Turkish sources reported that RAFC were eyeing Ajax’s Stephen Burgess, a news that Sasha Tavollieri confirmed on Tuesday.
The journalist knows that the Antwerp club is determined to bring the 31-year-old to De Bosuil, because the club is said to have already entered talks with Steven Bergwisz to discuss his salary terms. Marc Overmars and Marc van Bommel were already looking into the Dutch striker’s profile. Overmars resumes his own net with palpable interest in Bergwiss, because alongside Edwin van der Sar and Erik ten Haag, he brought Bergweis from Feyenoord to Ajax two years ago – which was at least a much-discussed transfer in the Netherlands at the time.
🔴⚪️ In search of a “key player”, Royal #Antwerp The Football Club have made contact with Steven Bergwiss (31) in their search to replace the aborted arrival of Calvin Stings.
Discussions about personal terms have already taken place with the Dutch attacking midfielder from # ajax… pic.twitter.com/cZ9X7d87A1
– Sacha Tavolieri (@sachatavolieri) August 7, 2023
Mark van Bommel also has a good relationship with Stephen Burgess. The current Antwerp coach has shown interest in his compatriot in the past at his former clubs PSV Eindhoven and VfL Wolfsburg. Now the question arises whether the Dutch enclave within the RAFC can convince Berghuis to join the club. In an interview at the end of May on the programme’inside ajaxBerges noted that he was not going to move abroad again, because he feels very comfortable in Amsterdam. He said: Do I still want to go abroad? I do not think so.”
Berghuis wants to stay, and Berghuis wants to leave
Meanwhile, two months have passed and Stephen Burgess appears to be back on track. Preparation at Ajax is very chaotic and it took a long time before new manager Sven Mislintat became active in the transfer market. Less than a week before the start of the Eredivisie, the selection is not right and the team is far from ready. Therefore, Berges fears that Ajax’s performance will be worse this year than it was in the last terrible season. Although he wants to stay in Amsterdam, he is reluctant to try another season like last season. To avoid this, Ajax players will have to do a lot.
Interview | Stephen Burgess expresses his concerns about the selection of Ajax: “I wonder if the expectations are realistic.” https://t.co/QRajpddRpt
– AD.nl/sportwereld (ADSportwereld) July 30, 2023
“Expectations at Ajax are high, and that’s part of this club. But I don’t think it’s realistic with this group. The guys have to do it, they’ll soon be in that stadium with fifty thousand spectators. Give us a strong pick,” Stephen Burgess sounded the alarm in the press Dutch last week. However, Ajax coach Maurice Stein indicated that there is no question that Bergwis will leave Ajax this summer. “I spoke with Berghuis yesterday. He is very proud to wear the Ajax shirt. He really wants to stay with Ajax,” Stein said after the training match against Borussia Dortmund last Sunday. “Stephen told me openly yesterday, he wants to stay.”
Maurice Stein confirms that Stephen Burgos will remain in Amsterdam
– ESPNNL (ESPNnl) August 6, 2023
Right wing and No. 10
Just like Ajax, Steven Burgess has not had a good season. De Telegraaf’s Wim Kieft noted that Bergwijn, along with Steven Bergwijn and Mohamed Kodos, “achieved nothing” last season. Within a shaky squad and a club in crisis, it’s understandable that it’s hard to differentiate yourself, but in essence, Bergès remains a fantastic footballer. During his first season at Ajax, Berges showed his best game finishing in 10th place under the management of Erik ten Hag. He is also very adept as a right winger, stepping inside and becoming something of a ‘masked’ number 10. According to analyst Kenneth Perez, Berges comes into his own as a right winger.
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“He’s a very nice player on the right wing,” said the analyst. ESPN During this was the weekend. “At Ajax he was a bit unlucky at first because Anthony was there and now Kodos, but I think Bergwis looks more natural and plays better as a winger. You see he’s often at sixteen and he’s more at ease there.” Former AZ Alkmaar player and US international Aron Johansson, who played for Bergwijs, shared his praise for his former teammate. international football. “Steven has a lot of talent, he’s one of the best lefties I’ve played with in my career. I’m not at all surprised he’s reached this level.”
Left foot stiffness, but too slow for the absolute top
The most obvious advantage of Steven Bergwijn is his amazing passing and amazing kicking technique. Norwegian Refugee Council He describes him as a man with ideas. “The football-playing version of an office worker always has a good intuition, no matter how boring the meeting is.” Erik ten Hag said that Burgess makes the team play better football and get a high return. “His left foot is simply strength,” the Dutch magazine wrote. panorama about him, which also stated that Bergès lacked pace and depth for the absolute top in football. This is why the Orange 45 international thrives precisely with dominant teams that don’t speculate at the counter.
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