Tottenham: Conte willing to 'move on' £50m duo at Hotspur Way

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte in Premier League game against Brighton & Hove Albion

Tottenham could cash in on Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura this summer, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

The duo – who signed for a combined fee of £50m (Bergwijn for £27m and Moura for £23m) – are out of favour under Antonio Conte and O’Rourke reckons that this could be their last season in north London.

What’s the latest news involving Bergwijn and Moura?

Dejan Kulusevski’s January arrival might have inspired Tottenham to move into contention for a place in the top four, but his form has seen Bergwijn and Moura restricted to bit-part roles of late.

The Sweden international has already directly contributed to 11 goals in 14 top-flight matches, two of which were assists for Heung Min Son against Leicester on Sunday.

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That cameo came after he replaced Moura, who had been handed a rare start, but he failed to take his chance and was replaced early in the second half.

Meanwhile, Bergwijn has started just one Premier League game under Conte, the defeat at Chelsea, which came after his dramatic stoppage-time brace against the Foxes.

The Athletic believe that the Dutchman is open to leaving following his lack of opportunities, while Moura’s future could also come under threat having fallen down the pecking order.

What did O’Rourke say about Bergwijn and Moura?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “It was obviously an opportunity for Lucas Moura getting a rare start against Leicester at the weekend and unfortunately he wasn’t able to make an impression.

“Kulusevski came on and made a lot more of an impact, creating two goals.

So, you’re looking at Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn, not getting a lot of first-team opportunities under Antonio Conte right now.

“I think there will be interest in both of those players in the summer and I think if the right offers are made, Spurs would consider moving them on.”

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Should Tottenham sell both Bergwijn and Moura?

Selling both players in the same window might be seen as a risk by Conte unless he’s backed properly and replaces them.

But in terms of attacking output, they’ve contributed little to Spurs’ top four challenge this season, which explains why they might be moved on.

In 53 top-flight matches combined, the attacking duo have chipped in with just five goals and six assists, which is the same amount of goals that Kulusevski has been directly involved in, and he arrived three months ago.

If Tottenham want to compete in both the Premier League and Europe next season, they need all of their attacking players to chip in with goals and assists, and with these two looking unlikely to do that, cashing in on them and upgrading in the summer window might be the best outcome.

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