The British media “London Evening Standard” reported on the 10th (Korean time), “West Ham is seriously considering the possibility of recruiting Steven Berwein (26, Ajax) in the transfer market this winter.”
Berwein left PSV Eindhoven in 2020 and joined Tottenham. Tottenham gained an edge in competition with other clubs by banking on a considerable transfer fee of 30 million euros (about 43 billion won).
He failed to show good performances that met expectations. Werbain has hardly been able to adapt to the Premier League. In his first season, he had disappointing performance of one goal with 35 matches.
There were few possibilities for him to grow. In the 21/22 season, he only scored four goals overall in all competitions. He seemed to be completely behind in the competition with Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura.
His company with Tottenham did not last long. As if he was kicked out in 2022, Berwein left Tottenham and joined Ajax. It was interpreted as an intention to revive in the familiar Dutch stage.
Transferring the team has become a turning point. Berwein had 16 goals and six assists throughout all competitions last season. Watchers say he has recovered his previous breakthrough and decision-making power.
He has continued his performance this season. He has eight goals and three assists in 20 games across all competitions. Berwein’s 11 goals were just enough to be considered the ace of Ajax.
Rumors have it that West Ham manager David Moyes is moving to the European leagues. According to the latest report, West Ham manager David Moyes is seeking to recruit Werbain to secure a berth to the European leagues next season.
West Ham have been performing well this season. With 20 Premier League matches, they are closely chasing the top ranks with 34 points from 10 wins, four draws and six losses.
The goal for this winter is to recruit a new striker. The goal is to boost the team’s competitive edge in the second half of the year by strengthening its scoring capacity with only 33 goals in 20 matches in the league.
Berwein is expected to be a good option. The London Evening Standard said that Berwein’s attack strength and versatility will bring new life to West Ham’s attack.