VfL Wolfsburg’s Micky van de Ven will fly to London on Saturday in order to complete his move to Tottenham Hotspur, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The English side have been closely monitoring the Dutch defender throughout this summer window and are now close to agreeing on a deal with Wolfsburg for van de Ven’s services. Liverpool threatened to compete for the 22-year-old’s signature, but no offer was ever made to the Wolves.
With the deal now approaching the final stages, it is understood that personal terms have already been agreed upon between Spurs and van de Ven.
The defender will cost Spurs around €50m in total. Van de Ven’s transfer to Tottenham would become Wolfsburg’s second biggest departure after Kevin de Bruyne’s €76m move to Manchester City in 2015. The €50m fee that VfL receive will go towards a rebuild and could be a catalyst in their recruitment as they attempt to sign Rennes midfielder Lovro Majer, with personal terms agreed. They have found the €25m asking price to be too much up until now, but with newfound finances, the Wolves may be able to make a suitable offer to the French side.
GGFN | Jamie Allen