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Tottenham confirm capture of Wolfsburg defender Micky van de Ven

Tottenham confirm capture of Wolfsburg defender Micky van de Ven

Tottenham have strengthened their backline by making Wolfsburg defender Micky van de Ven their latest addition of the summer.

Dutch talent Van de Ven, 22, follows Guglielmo Vicario, James Maddison and Manor Solomon as the new faces added to Ange Postecoglou’s squad and has signed a six-year contract in North London.

Primarily a central defender, Van de Ven is also comfortable at left-back and made 33 Bundesliga appearances last term as his former club narrowly missed out on continental football.

Capped 11 times at Under-21s level by his nation, the youngster will hope to break into the Netherlands’ senior side by establishing himself in a Spurs defence that shipped 63 Premier League goals in 2022-23.

Van de Ven will wear the No37 shirt and will be available for Tottenham’s opening Premier League clash against Brentford on Sunday pending a work permit. 

The Dutchman will be hoping to establish a formidable partnership in defence with Cristian Romero and Postecoglou looks to mend Spurs’ leaky defence that saw them concede 63 goals in the top flight last season.

After spending one season in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg, Van de Ven has paid tribute to his former club after his transfer was confirmed.

On Instagram, he said: «Where to start… A special two seasons where I learnt so much and most importantly, a place that became home.

«It’s been a wonderful journey for me. Thanks to the Wolfsburg coaching staff, management and the fans for everything you’ve done for me in my time at the club. 

«I will never forget the special memories we made together. I’ll continue to support the club, and wish my teammates all the best for the upcoming season.»