Tottenham Hotspur’s transfer window has been a rollercoaster ride, and the latest development sees negotiations with Wolfsburg for highly rated Dutch defender Micky van de Ven.
According to Fabrizio Romano, personal terms have already been agreed upon, indicating that he was a priority signing for the club. However, conflicting reports have emerged with The Daily Mirror and a Dutch journalist suggesting that a fee has been agreed with the clubs. While Romano hasn’t confirmed the deal with a “here we go,” the news is still exciting for Spurs fans.
Reportedly, the fee for Micky van de Ven is set at €35million, and personal terms were not an issue. Romano has mentioned that he is the player that manager Ange Postecoglou wants and fits his system perfectly. The Dutch defender, who is left-footed, can also play as a left-back. Standing tall and elegant, he possesses great speed, as evidenced by his top speed in the Bundesliga last season.
The question arises: should we believe this news and get excited?
Tottenham are speaking to Wolfsburg about Micky van de Ven. Negotiations ongoing for option revealed here last week. ⚪️???????? #THFC
Both Tapsoba and van de Ven remain in Tottenham list, talks ongoing. https://t.co/fW7Tlv1KZk
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 3, 2023
Especially because Fabrizio has also stated that negotiations are ongoing with Bayer Leverkusen for defender Edmond Tapsoba.
Could this mean Tottenham potentially securing both of them?
The club has already made significant expenditures already with arrival of James Maddison, Guglielmo Vicario, and a permanent deal for Kulu.
The financial implications of acquiring Micky van de Ven for €35million and Edmond Tapsoba for €45 to €50million are uncertain.
Some may speculate that these signings are being funded by potential Harry Kane to Bayern transfer funds, although this is merely an argument. It’s reminiscent of that record-breaking Gareth Bale window, where Tottenham signed several players amid uncertainty over Bale’s future. Ultimately, he was sold to Real, and the funds from his transfer were used to finance the incoming players. While it is unlikely that the sale of Harry Kane alone would cover the entire expenditure, it could certainly provide a significant chunk.
Securing both Micky van de Ven and Tapsoba would be a dream scenario as it would address the club’s need for top-quality center-backs.
Along with the addition of a playmaker like James Maddison and the potential signing of Manor Solomon – the squad would receive a major boost. This would provide depth and competition, with Kulusevski on the right and Son on the left.
Despite some skeptics, there is reason for Spurs fans to be more positive.
It may be premature to celebrate but if the deals for Micky van de Ven and Tapsoba are successfully concluded it would be a significant step forward. Chairman Daniel Levy has often been accused of being frugal, but these potential signings could change the narrative.
For me, I reckon it would be a rather encouraging indication of ambition and a significant stride towards fortifying the team.
Hopefully, in the upcoming days, we’ll receive Fabrizio Romano’s iconic “here we go” confirmation, and Tottenham Hotspur can proceed with constructing a formidable squad.