Tottenham sign Micky van de Ven from Wolfsburg for £43m

Tottenham Hotspur have officially announced the signing of Micky van de Ven from VfL Wolfsburg. The North London club will pay an initial fee of £34.5m plus a potential £8.5m in add-ons. The 22-year-old Dutch defender has put pen to paper on a six-year deal valid until June 2029. Van de Ven is now the 20th Dutch player currently playing in the Premier League. 

Micky 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. Now, Tottenham have spent more than 12 times that amount on the talented Dutch defender.

GBeNeFN Hugo Hargreaves

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