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Tottenham open talks with Wolfsburg for Micky van de Ven

Talks between Tottenham Hotspur and Wolfsburg over Micky van de Ven’s move to London are underway according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

Spurs are in the market for defensive reinforcements, with the 22-year-old emerging as one of their top targets, alongside Bayer Leverkusen’s Edmond Tapsoba.

But since the 35-capped Burkina Faso international would command a substantial price tag, the Londoners have opted for the Wolfsburg youngster, with a verbal proposal expected soon.

Following an injury-hit 2021/22 season, the former Volendam centre-back went from strength to strength last term, establishing himself as a regular starter for Niko Kovac’s side.

Van de Ven, who made 33 Bundesliga appearances in his breakout campaign last season, is reportedly keen to join Tottenham despite a recent approach from Liverpool.

New Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou is desperate to revamp his defensive options after Clement Lenglet returned to Barcelona from a decent season-long loan at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Davinson Sanchez, Joe Rodon and Japhet Tanganga could also depart this summer. That would leave Ben Davies, Cristian Romero and Eric Dier as the only senior defenders.

Tottenham experienced massive defensive struggles last term, conceding a whopping 63 goals, at least ten more than any other side to have finished in the top half of the Premier League table.


With that in mind, Postecoglou must address Spurs’ shortcomings at the back ahead of the 2023/24 campaign, with van de Ven appearing as the most likely candidate to quench the thirst.

But the Netherlands Under-21 international won’t come cheap.

As reported by the Evening Standard, it may take up to €30 million to get Wolfsburg to sanction the departure of their prodigious talent.

Encouraged by the player’s consent, Tottenham will soon submit a bid as they fear Juventus’ excessive demands for Gleison Bremer could dampen their hopes of bringing the Brazilian to the Premier League.

The Italians have put the ex-Torino man up for sale after just one season, but they won’t listen to offers below €50m.

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