October 11, 2022
‘Different gravity’ – Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp has been hailed as the biggest Dutch star to play in the Premier League ahead of Virgil van Dijk, Jaap Stam and Arjen Robben

Jason Cundy has named Dennis Bergkamp as the biggest Dutch star to ever grace the Premier League.

The Arsenal legend made a strong impression after moving to north London in 1995 following a successful stint with Inter Milan.

Bergkamp was a maestro for Arsenal


Bergkamp was a maestro for Arsenal

His role in helping Arsenal glorify themselves under Wenger was second to none

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His role in helping Arsenal glorify themselves under Wenger was second to none

Making a total of 408 appearances for the Gunners, Bergkamp racked up 114 goals and 93 assists, proving to be the ultimate squad player.

However, there have been plenty of successful Dutch stars in the Premier League over the years.

Jaap Stam, Robin van Persie, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Arjen Robben, Virgil van Dijk, Rafael Van der Vaart and Patrick Kluivert are all players who have made a strong impression in the English top flight, but despite special cases for Stam and Edwin Van der Sar, it’s the Arsenal legend who gets Cundy’s vote.

Speaking to Andy Goldstein on talkSPORT Drive, Cundy said: “It has to be him. I’m going straight to Bergkamp, ​​there’s only one name on the list.

“Bergkamp is the greatest Dutchman in the Premier League. Van Nistelrooy was a monster, but Bergkamp was just brilliant.

Asked about Virgil van Dijk, Cundy said: “It’s just rubbish. I think Jaap Stam is a better centre-half.

9. Jaap Stam - Signed from PSV Eindhoven for £10.75m

Cundy reserved praise for ex-Man United star Jaap Stam

“Van der Sar may be the best Dutch goalkeeper in the Premier League, but the best Dutch player has to be Bergkamp, ​​right?

“It was a different sauce. It’s a matter of personal opinion, but if I had to vote, I’m going straight to Bergkamp. It’s not even close.

It’s hard to imagine the impact Bergkamp would have these days, but according to Darren Bent who spoke earlier this year, the Dutchman would be worth a huge sum.

Asked about his current valuation, Bent said: “£180m.

Bent thinks Bergkamp would be worth £180m these days

Bent thinks Bergkamp would be worth £180m these days

But Goldstein clearly disagreed, struggling to understand the reasoning behind Bent’s assessment of the Dutchman.

“Dennis Bergkamp, ​​£180m?! I don’t see that. That’s crazy money,” the co-host replied.

“I think you’re rating him a bit too high. His numbers were awful!

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