Tottenham would be a “good move” for Micky van de Ven, according to the player’s agent as Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the proposed £30million switch.
There have been strong rumours knocking around the last few days that the Wolfsburg centre-back will become the club’s fifth permanent signing of the summer as Ange Postecoglou looks to put his own stamp on the Spurs squad.
The north London club have already brought in goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario and playmaker James Maddison, while they also completed permanent deals for Dejan Kulusevski and Pedro Porro.
The free transfer capture of former Fulham loanee is also thought to be close, but it’s the capture of Ven de Ven that has got Tottenham fans excited.
The 22-year-old was clocked as the quickest centre-back in the Bundesliga last season and looks set to join a Spurs rearguard that is not exactly blessed with pace centrally.
Both Cristian Romero and Eric Dier looked sluggish and way off their best form in the second half of last season as the club finished eighth in the Premier League table after conceding a whopping 63 goals.
And while Romero is expected to remain first choice, finding a partner for the Argentine has proved tricky so far.
However, that chase looks set to come to an end as Spurs seemingly close in on a £30m deal for Van de Ven.
And his agent suggests a deal is very on, as long as the two clubs can agree on a fee for his client.
Speaking to Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, Jose Fortes Rodriguez said: “We have to talk to VfL first. I think Tottenham would be a good move for Micky. But there is no agreement.”
Romano expects Van de Ven deal to go through
Meanwhile, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has added to the speculation by stating: “Understand Tottenham have submitted verbal opening proposal for Micky van de Ven. Negotiations ongoing now with Wolfsburg — not done deal yet.
“No issues on personal terms, parties are close on contract details — up to Spurs and Wolfsburg.”
If Van de Ven does sign then Davinson Sanchez is expected to complete a proposed switch to Spanish side Villarreal.
The club’s former record signing has not been able to command a regular starting spot for the last couple of years and will be allowed to try his luck elsewhere.
Tottenham begin life under Postecoglou with a meeting against London rivals West Ham in Perth, Australia on July 18 when they hope to already have Van de Ven and Solomon both on board.