Tottenham confirm £43m transfer of Micky van de Ven as fans praise club for 'finally signing competent defender' | The Sun
TOTTENHAM have announced the signing of rapid centre-back Micky van der Ven.
The Dutchman, 22, has joined from Wolfsburg in a £43million deal and has signed a six-year deal.
Van der Ven was dubbed the fastest central defender in the Bundesliga last term and watched Spurs’ 5-1 friendly win over Shakhtar Donetsk from the stands on Sunday.
He has not travelled with the team to Barcelona today for their friendly as a work permit was not sorted in time.
Van der Ven’s signing comes as a huge boost to boss Ange Postecoglou and the club's supporters have hailed the piece of business, with some expecting to him to improve the defence.
One Tweeted: "Finally a competent defender😭😭😭."
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A second commented: "Finally someone with pace for the backline."
A third wrote: "He is most welcome."
A fourth said: "What a signing."
While a fifth added: "Now we are men with ven."
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Postecoglou has been desperate to bolster the middle part of his backline all summer.
The Aussie boss hopes to follow it up by bringing in another centre-back, with Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo and Barcelona’s Clement Lenglet – who spent last season on loan at Spurs – on his radar.
Meanwhile, Spurs could add to Van der Ven’s signing today with the £13m capture of young striker Alejo Veliz who is expected to join the club from Rosario Central.
Tottenham still plan on whittling down their squad with Tanguy Ndombele, Djed Spence, Joe Rodon and Hugo Lloris among who could go.
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Despite the list of players that could leave one who is looking more likely to stay is Harry Kane.
The star striker is thought to have set a deadline for his proposed deal to Bayern Munich.
The German giants submitted their latest bid of £103million – £17m of which were add-ons – for Kane last week.
However, with Spurs rejecting their club-record offer, time is now running out for Thomas Tuchel and Co to land the 30-year-old.
That is because Kane has set a self-imposed deadline on the deal and will not leave the club once the season starts.
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