Tottenham Hotspur is only one point behind rivals Arsenal in the race for a UEFA Champions League berth after managing to slink up in the Premier League top-4 standings. Ange Postecoglou’s team seems to be benefiting from 2024, as they have heard encouraging updates regarding the progress of their summer acquisition, Micky van de Ven.
Spurs Get An Injury Boost for Micky van de Ven
When Will Micky van de Ven Be Able To Play Again?
After suffering an injury during November’s 4-1 loss to Chelsea, the Netherlands defender has been sidelined for the past two months, but it appears that he will soon make a comeback. Paul O Keefe, a Spurs source, has revealed that Van van Ven’s return to the first Now, the team is “imminent.”
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He further states that Postecoglou will have the final say on whether to play the center back in Spurs’ FA Cup match against Burnley on Friday, January 5, or whether to save him for the team’s January 14 trip to Old Trafford to play Manchester United. O Keefe adds that “barring any late setbacks,” the 22-year-old should be back in the lineup for at least one of these games, if not both.
For the manager, who has spent the last few weeks having to play center-backs like Emerson Royal and Ben Davies, this will be a huge help.
Are Tottenham Planning Any Signings?
Even though Tottenham might have received a boost in terms of a return for a key player, it is unlikely to impact their hopes to strengthen the squad in the January transfer window. The Lilywhites continue to be linked to a possible move for Genoa defender Radu Dragusin. Ange Postecoglou even hinted in an interview earlier in the campaign that he wants another centre-back in his squad.
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That said, van de Ven is nearly guaranteed a place in the backline once he can return to full fitness. The 22-year-old defender, hailed as “lightning-fast” for his pace and recovery speed last year, helped Spurs maintain an impressive defensive record before his injury and helped them keep three clean sheets in 11 Premier League games before picking up the knock against Chelsea.