Tottenham Hotspur have successfully finalized the signing of defender Micky van de Ven from Wolfsburg in a deal that is reportedly around £43 million (€50 million) inclusive of add-ons.
The negotiations for Van de Ven’s transfer had been ongoing since last month, and a breakthrough was achieved last week. The 22-year-old has now officially signed a six-year contract with Tottenham and will be wearing the squad number 37.
Van de Ven was present at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during his new team’s pre-season friendly match against Shakhtar Donetsk on Sunday. He was seen interacting with fans and taking pictures.
Having made 36 appearances for Wolfsburg in the previous season, helping them secure an eighth-place finish in the Bundesliga, Van de Ven is regarded as a promising talent. He had joined Wolfsburg from Volendam in the Netherlands in the summer of 2021.
This signing marks Spurs’ fifth acquisition during the summer transfer window. Other new arrivals include Guglielmo Vicario, James Maddison, Manor Solomon, and Ashley Phillips. Additionally, Tottenham has also secured permanent deals for Pedro Porro and Dejan Kulusevski.
Van de Ven’s addition to the squad enhances Tottenham’s defensive options and showcases their intent to strengthen the team for the upcoming season under the management of Ange Postecoglou. The Dutchman’s versatility as a centre-back and his captaincy experience with the Netherlands Under-21 team add value to the team’s roster.