As per Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham are close to reaching an agreement over the transfer of Wolfsburg’s Micky Van de Ven.
It is understood that there are still details to be sorted, but the two sides are currently undergoing talks and an agreement could be done soon- with the deal advancing to the final stages.
Furthermore, personal terms between Spurs and the Dutchman are ‘100% agreed’- with talks having been opened between the two several weeks ago.
Although the potential fee The Lilywhites would pay for the 21-year-old is not currently known, it is expected to be somewhere in the region of his €30m market value, as is estimated by Transfermarkt– which is a fee that would see the German side make a significant profit on the €3.5m they purchased the defender for from Volendam in July 2021.
Since signing for Die Wölfe, the 6’4″ centre-back had an underwhelming first season in Germany, but has significantly improved under Croatian manager Niko Kovač over the past year. Predominantly playing on the left side of a back three in defence, the Dutchman has put in several impressive performances and featured in more Bundesliga minutes than any other outfield player in his team.
If the deal were to go through, Van de Ven would be Spurs’ first centre-back signing of what could be several this summer, with new manager Ange Postecolgou already having stated that he wants to “bring in at least one” before the beginning of the campaign.
As for who could be the additional defensive incoming, Bayer Leverkusen’s Edmond Tapsoba and Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo have also been of interest to the North London side, whilst they are closing in on a deal for Ashley Phillips of Blackburn Rovers for £2m. However, the move for the 18-year-old is seen as one for the future, and he would be signed in addition to the two senior centre-backs Spurs wish to acquire.
Finally, Postecoglou will hope Van de Ven can join Tottenham by August 13, where the Australian head coach- and his new signings James Maddison, Manor Solomon, and Guglielmo Vicario- will kick-off the new Premier League season as they face Thomas Frank’s Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium.
Travis Levison | Get Football