Liverpool cool interest in Tottenham Hotspur target Micky van de Ven
In what comes as a huge boost for Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool have seemingly cooled their interest in Micky van de Ven.
The 22-year-old VfL Wolfsburg centre-back sparked a potential transfer battle between the two Premier League giants. But according to German publication Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung (h/t Liverpool Echo), the Reds have taken a backseat in the pursuit.
Apparently, Jurgen Klopp and newly-appointed Liverpool sporting director Jorg Schmadtke held a consultation about the centre-back. They then decided that a move for Van de Ven wasn’t a priority for them.
It doesn’t mean they have fully ended their interest, but it certainly puts Spurs in the driver’s seat. This could be a potential cause for concern if Schmadtke didn’t speak highly of the Dutchman.
Boost for Spurs
He played a role in signing Van de Ven at Wolfsburg from second-tier Dutch side Volendam in 2021. Schmadtke, hence, would have a good idea about the player.
But we shouldn’t bother too much about what other clubs do in such instances. If our staff and scouting department deem him worthy and see potential in him, there is no reason why we shouldn’t pursue him.
He is young, pretty fast and tall (1.93m). If his defensive acumen and reading of the game are further improved at Spurs, he could be a brilliant asset for us in the long run.
Liverpool’s potential exit from the race only bodes well for us. If we are the sole team seriously interested in signing him, we could hope to drive down any price tag Wolfsburg put on him — if they are open to selling him before his contract expires in 2027 (Transfermarkt).