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22-year-old set to travel to London for Tottenham Hotspur medical

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Tottenham ace Micky van de Ven is set to be left out of the Netherlands matchday squad tonight.

Micky van de Ven will have a medical done on Monday ahead of his move to Tottenham Hotspur

As per a tweet from Fabrizio Romano, Dutch defender Micky van de Ven will travel to London to get undergo a medical ahead of his move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Medical tests are booked for Monday and a five-year contract will be signed by the player early next week if all things go well.

A couple of days ago, The Athletic (subscription required) revealed that Spurs were on the verge to strike an agreement with Wolfsburg for van de Ven. Transfer fee in the region of €50m including add-ons was mentioned.

The Netherlands U21 centre-back was a subject of interest for Liverpool earlier in the window. He was open to a move to Anfield too but it seems as if nothing happened there. It also shows how big a coup this is for Spurs to sign him.

The 22-year-old is a left-footed defender who can either play in a back four or as a wide centre-back in a back three system.

Van de Ven possesses a rapid recovery pace and is aerially strong. His passing range is of a great level and he can bring a lot of energy and front-foot defending in the last line for Tottenham.

Micky van de Ven (R) is travelling to London to undergo a medical ahead of his Tottenham move.
Micky van de Ven (R) is travelling to London to undergo a medical ahead of his Tottenham move. (Photo by Cathrin Mueller/Getty Images)

If Ange Postecoglou sticks with the 4-2-3-1 system, the Dutchman could partner Cristian Romero at the heart of the back line. It would be a decent combination of pace, tenacity, aerial prowess and passing range between the two.

With the actual season starting next weekend, there would be a case for van de Ven not featuring in the first game against Brentford.

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The 22-year-old should be available to play Manchester United on August 19. Although the Dutchman hasn’t been training with the Spurs squad yet, he was a part of the Wolfsburg pre-season games. Hence, he is not short on match practice.

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