Tottenham ‘finally’ sign ‘193cm left-footed center-back’…€50m transfer fee + medical coming up
An official announcement is expected soon. Tottenham Hotspur are stepping up their pursuit of a central defender.
David Onstein of The Athletic reported on Thursday (June 4) on his personal social media account, “Tottenham are close to finalizing the signing of Micky van der Penn (22). The transfer fee is 50 million euros ($71.7 billion won), and he will soon undergo a medical in England.”
The day before, British outlet TalkSPORT reported: “Tottenham are close to signing Wolfsburg defender Micky van der Penn, 22. A personal agreement has already been reached. There has been no official announcement yet, but the deal is expected to be completed soon.”먹튀검증
Spurs are in desperate need of a central defender. Last season, Spurs were plagued by defensive insecurity, and even when the forward line did manage to score, they would often concede and drop points. In the 2022-23 season, Spurs conceded 63 goals in 38 Premier League (PL) games. Only three relegated teams (Leeds United, Southampton, and Leicester City) and AFC Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest conceded more goals than Spurs.
Ahead of the 2023-24 season, Tottenham will be looking to rebound. Enze Postecoglou, who led Celtic to the Domestic Treble, is at the helm. He’s been busy recruiting. They have brought in Guglielmo Vicario, 36, to replace veteran goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 26, and Leicester City ace James Maddison, 26. Striker Manor Solomon, 22, has also left Fulham for Tottenham.
Antonio Conte is looking to solve a problem that has persisted since the days of his predecessor. Tottenham have been plagued by a lack of central defenders. Wolfsburg’s van der Penn is close to joining Tottenham in the German Bundesliga. According to reports from local outlets such as Talk Sport, van der Penn has reached a personal agreement with Spurs.
The central defender has excellent physical attributes. Van der Penn stands at 6-foot-2 and has quick feet. He is a versatile player who can play both center back and wing back. He was a key part of Wolfsburg’s core in the 2022-23 season, starting all 33 Bundesliga games. In total, he scored one goal and provided two assists in 36 games, including cup competitions.
Big clubs have also shown interest in his talent. Liverpool of the English Premier League and German giants Bayern Munich have also been linked with a move for van der Penn. Van der Penn reportedly wanted to join Tottenham.
The Athletic’s Onstein is a highly credible source. According to Onstein, van der Vaart is close to signing a long-term contract with Spurs. He will undergo a medical soon. This will lead to an official announcement.