Tottenham CONFIRM the signing of Micky van de Ven as the defender joins from Wolfsburg in a £43m deal and becomes Spurs’ fifth summer arrival
- Tottenham have officially sealed a £43m deal for defender Micky van de Ven
- The promising centre-back has joined from Wolfsburg on a six-year contract
- Van de Ven was in the stands for Spurs’ friendly win against Shakhtar Donetsk
Tottenham have confirmed the signing of defender Micky van de Ven from Wolfsburg on a six-year deal after agreeing a £43million move.
The centre back was present in the stands at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at the weekend to watch his new side beat Shakhtar Donetsk and has now been unveiled.
Van de Ven, who will wear the No 37 shirt, underwent his medical yesterday after Spurs closed an agreement in their effort to strengthen Ange Postecoglou’s squad.
Spurs have been in the market for a new centre back this summer and Van de Ven, an Under-21 international for the Netherlands, became a priority target.
The 22-year-old follows Ashley Phillips, Guglielmo Vicario, Manor Solomon, Dejan Kulusevski and James Maddison through the door ahead of the new season.
Tottenham have completed the £43m signing of defender Micky van de Ven from Wolfsburg
The centre back, who penned a six-year deal, was in the stands for Spurs’ recent friendly win
Spurs entered talks over Van de Ven last month and a breakthrough arrived last week, with the talented centre half quickly agreeing terms on his long-term deal.
He made 36 appearances for Wolfsburg last season, leading them to an eighth-placed finish in the Bundesliga, and joined the club from Volendam in 2021.
Van de Ven will provide stern competition for the likes of Cristian Romero, Davinson Sanchez, Phillips, Joe Rodon and Eric Dier at the heart of Spurs’ backline.
Postecoglou, however, is keen for further reinforcements in defence.
‘There’s no doubt we need some bolstering in that area,’ he told reporters.
‘We’re looking for players that can play the kind of football we want. Hopefully, we’ll get one or two done in the next couple of days to bolster us in that area.’
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