Tottenham Hotspur are preparing for a long-term generational change, independent of Harry Kane’s situation.
“Bellerin and van der Vaart are undergoing medicals with Tottenham,온라인카지노” said European football transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano on Sunday. An official announcement is expected this week.”
However, both players will miss the final friendly of the preseason against Barcelona.
The Evening Standard reported on Monday that “the two players are not in the squad for the trip to Barcelona. They are waiting for their work permits to be granted,” the British newspaper said.
Van der Vaan is currently in London. He made an appearance at Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium on July 7, when the club played a friendly against Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine).
Velis traveled to England from his native Argentina on June 6. “I’m waiting for a contract with Tottenham, it’s imminent,” he said in a televised interview before his departure.
“I will send an official message to the (Rosario) fans to say goodbye,” he added, “I spoke to (Rosario’s) senior Giovanni Rosselso and he told me he would help me,” confirming the move to Tottenham.
Tottenham will pay a hefty transfer fee for both players. Van der Vaan joins Spurs for a particularly large transfer fee.
Van der Vaan is a center back for the Netherlands U-21 national team and played at this year’s UEFA U-21 Euros.
In the 2022/23 season, van der Vaan established himself as the first-choice center back at Wolfsburg. He started all 33 Bundesliga games, playing 2970 minutes, and scored one goal and provided two assists.
Although the personal agreement was finalized, there was initially a difference in the transfer fee between the clubs. Tottenham wanted a fee of £30 million, while Wolfsburg wanted a fee of £40 million, which eventually rose to €50 million before an agreement was reached.
What makes van der Vaart even more attractive to Spurs is his versatility, as he can play either left-back or left-fullback.
Spurs have had a center back problem for years. Eric Dier and Davinson Sanchez arrived in the mid-2010s and made the leap to the first team, but the defense faltered after the departures of Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld. Even with the arrival of Cristian Romero, the lack of a leader at the back was felt.
Tottenham are now looking to sell Sanchez. He joined in 2017 as a club-record signing, but after two seasons, Sanchez was pushed out of the starting lineup due to a series of mistakes. In the 2022/23 season, he continued to make mistakes that led to him being substituted again and again.
Tottenham want a new center back. With Clément Langlais, who joined on loan last season, still unsettled, they need a left-footed center back to fill Langlais’ role. Van der Vaart is considered a suitable candidate for this role. Edmund Topsova (Bayer Leverkusen), who has been linked with the position, is seen as a more preferred option.
Another future Spurs player, Bellerin, is a 6-foot-3 striker with a lot of potential. He has great pace and the ability to use his height to his advantage. His positioning and space-reading skills also make him an exciting prospect in Argentina.
A product of the Rosario Academy, Bellis made his professional debut last season, scoring 11 goals and adding one assist in 23 Argentine league appearances.
Notably, Belis scored three goals in four games for Argentina’s U-20 national team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in his home country in June. He scored a header in all three group stage games. Although Argentina was eliminated by Nigeria in the round of 16, Bellis finished tied for fifth on the tournament’s scoring list with Lee Seung-won (Gangwon).
For Tottenham, the signing is significant because it gives them the resources to replace Kane in the long term. With the ongoing Kane transfer saga, Tottenham must also prepare for his aging body.
Bellerin’s £13.4 million transfer fee is similar to the one mentioned by Romano, with an option for a £4.73 million release clause. The five-year deal will keep him at Tottenham until the summer of 2028.