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Gold: Tottenham see Bundesliga star as more ‘readymade’ than Van de Ven

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Alasdair Gold understands Tottenham Hotspur could sign defensive duo this summer.

Gold reveals that Tottenham see Tapsoba more ‘readymade’ than Van de Ven

On Football. London, Alasdair Gold has shed light on Tottenham Hotspur’s considerations for their left centre-back role, indicating that Edmond Tapsoba is viewed as a more ‘readymade’ choice compared to Micky van de Ven.

According to Gold, Tottenham has engaged in discussions with both Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg, the respective clubs of Van de Ven and Tapsoba, and is now faced with the crucial decision of which player to pursue.

The seasoned journalist discloses that Van de Ven, displaying eagerness for a move to the London outfit, brings a compelling combination of pace and versatility to the table. Besides his primary position as a left centre-back, he can also adeptly operate as a left-back.

It is worth noting that the Netherlands international is expected to command a fee in the region of £30m, making him a relatively affordable acquisition. However, Tottenham have other ideas.

Contrasting with Van de Ven, Tapsoba is seen by those at Tottenham as a more ‘readymade’ option, capable of seamlessly slotting into Postecoglou’s defensive setup. He is just that much more experienced.

Gold emphasizes the Burkina Faso international’s commendable skills on the ball, coupled with his strength and acceleration—a combination that holds great appeal for Spurs. However, the acquisition of Tapsoba is likely to be more financially demanding.

Fabrizio Romano reveals that signing Edmond Tapsoba is a priority for Tottenham Hotspur.
Edmond Tapsoba has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Drawing parallels with Tottenham’s recent goalkeeper pursuit, where the club swiftly redirected their attention to Vicario rather than waiting for Brentford to relent on Raya, Gold speculates that Spurs will likely prioritize Van de Ven unless there is significant progress in the ongoing talks with Tapsoba.

The Tottenham faithful will be keenly monitoring the outcome of this decision-making process, as the left centre-back position has long been an area of concern for the North London club.

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Tottenham’s ambitions for the upcoming season have been met with cautious optimism, following the appointment of Postecoglou and his commitment to implementing an attacking brand of football. Let’s see who he goes for when it comes to a defender.

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