Barcelona were heavily linked with Bergvall, who had previously spent time on trial at Manchester United. The teenager visited the Catalan giants in January after touring Tottenham’s training facilities with fellow Swede Dejan Kulusevski. However, Eintracht Frankfurt also made extensive efforts to secure a deal with Bergvall and had drawn up a long-term plan for his stay in Germany. Nevertheless, the 18-year-old opted for a move to Tottenham, turning down Frankfurt once the deal was finalized.
Bergvall’s decision to choose Tottenham over Frankfurt and Barcelona demonstrates his strong belief that Spurs will provide him with the best opportunity to advance in his career. With previous experience playing for Brommapojkarna, Djurgardens, and at the international level, Bergvall has high expectations of securing first-team minutes under Ange Postecoglou at Tottenham. His switch to Spurs is reportedly worth an initial £8.5 million. The manager of Djurgardens, Thomas Lagerlof, began playing Bergvall when he was just 16 and has praised Tottenham for having a potential future star on their team.
According to Lagerlof, Bergvall possesses special qualities that make him a complete player for his age. He also highlighted Bergvall’s ability to learn from more experienced players and improve his physicality. Postecoglou, the manager of Tottenham, has welcomed players Dragusin and Werner to the team, further solidifying the squad’s potential for the future.