Wolfsburg’s Mickey Van der Pen (22) is expected to move to Tottenham.
Reporter Fabgirio Romano,메이저놀이터 a transfer market expert, reported on the 2nd (Korean time) that “Tottenham is almost close to signing Panderpen,” and that “the deal is in the final stages.”
“We still have to sort out the details, but negotiations are ongoing. An agreement will be reached soon,” he added.
He also said, “The personal terms are 100% agreed upon.”
Tottenham’s chronic weakness was defense. The 2022-23 season of manager Antonio Conte, who plays defensive football, was also very disappointing. The back side revealed problems as they conceded the sixth most goals in the Premier League (63 goals).
New coach Angie Postecoglu, who took over the helm, wanted to strengthen the defense. The British media ‘Daily Mail’ said, “Director Postecoglu made the central defender who can see the left a top priority,” and “Tottenham is trying to meet the demands of the new manager.”
Tottenham looked at the transfer market with Edmond Topsova (Bayer Leverkusen) and Toshin Adarabioyo (Fulham) as candidates for recruitment. Among them, it seems to be close to the recruitment of Panthepen.
Van de Fen, who has been playing for Wolfsburg since the 2021-22 season, is a center back with excellent physical and athletic abilities. He boasts the best of his team with his incredible speed. He recorded one goal and two assists in a total of 36 games in the last 2022-23 season. He started all 33 Bundesliga matches.
He doesn’t easily give up space to opponents with his quick feet and physicality when defending, and his understanding of the defense is excellent. The stabbing pass to his teammates through his rear build-up is also stable. He has been dubbed the ‘Second Van Dijk’ because of his resemblance to Dutch national Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool).
He is also a rare left-footed centre-back. He has the versatility to play not only as a central defender but also as a left winger. Bayern Munich and Liverpool have also attracted interest, but he prefers to move to Tottenham.
Meanwhile, Tottenham signed new players James Maddison, Guglielmo Vicario and Manor Solomon in the transfer market this summer.