Wolfsburg have announced they have extended the contract of Micky van de Ven until 2027. His original contract expired in 2025.
On his extension with Wolfsburg, van de Ven said: “It was always a dream for me to play in the Bundesliga. That is why I am very pleased that I will remain part of VfL Wolfsburg beyond 2025 and can continue my development here. I love playing in this team and would like to help VfL Wolfsburg achieve its goals.”
Sporting director Marcel Schäfer also spoke on the 21-year-old’s extension: “We are pleased that Mickey has extended his contract with us and that we can plan with him in the long term. He is a player with great potential who has taken a strong development, especially this season, and has played his way into the foreground with his performances. The fact that Mickey has now signed in the long term shows that he wants to continue his path taken with us together with VfL Wolfsburg.”
van de Ven joined Wolfsburg in 2021 from FC Volendem for €3.5 million. After an initial adaptation period last season, the 21-year-old has played every single minute of every single game for Wolfsburg this season, scoring once and even assisting twice.
The under-21 Dutch international is one of two promising centre-backs Wolfsburg have in their ranks, the other being Maxcene Lacroix. However, the Frenchman has struggled to match the impact he had in his first season in the Bundesliga and has struggled at times, most notably being subbed off in the 30th minute against Bayern Munich.
Wolfsburg are currently seventh in the Bundesliga five points off of Eintracht Frankfurt in sixth. Under Niko Kovač they are a completely different team compared to last season under Mark Van Bommel and later Florian Kohfeldt.
GGFN | Jack Meenan