Tottenham told to pay £43 million to sign Micky van de Ven

Tottenham Hotspur continues to be linked with a move for 22-year-old VfL Wolfsburg defender Micky van de Ven.

According to a report from Daily Mail, VfL Wolfsburg value Micky van de Ven at £43 million. But despite the raised asking price, Tottenham are now closing in on his capture.

Initially, he was expected to cost less. But it seems that the Bundesliga outfit have now raised their asking price. It is no secret that Tottenham need to bring in defensive reinforcements, and the 22-year-old could prove to be a quality long-term acquisition.

He has proven himself in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg and is certainly ready for the next step in his career. A move to Tottenham would be a step up for him, and he will look to showcase his qualities at the highest level.

The 22-year-old could form a solid partnership with Cristian Romero at the heart of Tottenham’s defence in the years to come. He is only 22 and is likely to get better with coaching and experience. If he manages to fulfil his potential with Tottenham, the £43 million asking price could seem like a bargain.

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Spurs conceded 63 goals in the Premier League last season, and the defensive unit is one area where they will need to improve significantly. They cannot hope to get back into the top four and qualify for the Champions League with a vulnerable defence. So it remains to be seen whether Ange Postecoglou can plug the gaps in his defence before the summer transfer window closes.

Although Spurs are not playing in the Champions League next season, they are a big club with an exciting project. They have a number of talented players at their disposal and Postecoglou is highly rated around Europe.

Meanwhile, the Dutchman is not the only defender on Tottenham’s radar this summer, and they are thought to be keeping tabs on Tosin Adarabioyo and Edmond Tapsoba as well. Meanwhile, Tottenham are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign Ashley Phillips from Blackburn Rovers. The 18-year-old is a tremendous prospect and could be signed up for a bargain because of a release clause in his contract.

It will be interesting to see if Tottenham can get these deals across the line before the window closes and launch a proper challenge for a place in the top four. Postecoglou has already improved his squad with important signings like James Maddison and Guglielmo Vicario. If he can improve his defence in the coming weeks, Tottenham will have a formidable unit.

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