De Telegraaf reports that Tottenham have reached a personal agreement with Micky van de Ven. The VfL Wolfsburg defender has agreed a five-year deal with the North London club. Tottenham now need to agree a fee with Wolfsburg in order to complete the signing of the Dutch defender.
Wolfsburg want around €40m for Van de Ven. The player’s current contract is valid until 2027, which means Tottenham will have to meet whatever asking price the Bundesliga club set. Bayern Munich and Liverpool were said to be interested in the 22-year-old, but now he’s chosen Tottenham as his next destination.
Van de Ven featured 36 times for Wolfsburg last season, as the Bundesliga side finished the campaign in 8th place. The former FC Volendam centre-back joined the club in August 2021. Last season he emerged as one of Wolfsburg’s standout stars. Along with goalkeeper Koen Casteels, the left-footed defender played more minutes last season than anyone else in the squad (3,240). The Netherlands U21 international recorded a top speed of 35.97 (km/h) which is higher than the likes of Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich) and Timo Werner (RB Leipzig).
FC Volendam are set to benefit from Micky Van de Ven’s transfer. The side that finished 14th in the Eredivisie last season have a 15% sell on clause in the player’s contract. They sold him to Wolfsburg in 2021 for just €3.5m.