According to reports, Tottenham and Wolfsburg are getting closer to agreeing to a £30 million deal for Dutch defender Micky van de Ven.
Ange Postecoglou, the manager of Tottenham, has been keeping an eye on the Netherlands U21 star for a while, and the Premier League team appears to have completed a deal.
According to De Telegraaf, Van de Ven and Spurs have reportedly reached an agreement on a five-year contract that will keep him with the Premier League team through 2028.
The 22-year-old had a fantastic season as a breakout player in 2022–2023, starting 33 Bundesliga games for the Wolves and attracting interest from clubs all around Europe.
Liverpool were also reportedly interested in pursuing a deal, however it appears Tottenham have come out ahead in the race for the Wolfsburg star.
The north London club have been in direct talks with the Bundesliga side over negotiating a price for Van de Ven and are now reportedly on the verge of signing off on the deal.
Personal terms have been agreed between the player and Spurs, with a medical and final agreement with Wolfsburg appearing to be the only matters left to resolve.
Van de Ven was part of the recent Netherlands U21 squad at the ongoing European Championships that saw the nation draw all three group stage matches and exit the competition.
He played 90 minutes in every group stage clash against Belgium, Portugal, and Georgia, conceding just two goals in the process.
The Dutch prospect previously talked up a transfer while away on international duty, stating that he had been contacted by potential suitors.
‘I have been forwarded it,’ Van de Ven told Voetbal International.
‘I have seen it. [Interest] goes through my agent now. If serious things come up, he will call me.’
He also spoke about the possibility of joining the Premier League and succeeding in the English top division earlier in the season.
Back in May, he said, “I’m very good [happy] at Wolfsburg, so I don’t mind staying at Wolfsburg for another year.”
I read every word. I frequently communicate with my agent, so I am aware of what is happening. I’ll follow it to where it goes.
Hopefully, it would be good to move to a larger club. Perhaps the Premier League, then. No one knows.