Who are Tottenham interested in signing?
With players like Heung-min Son and Yves Bissouma providing leadership, Spurs have successfully combined youth and experience this season. However, there is undoubtedly place for another potential as remarkable as Arthur Vermeeren, who is making quite the stir.
TEAMtalk estimates that the juvenile talent would fetch a about £15 million cost. However, Spurs have shown in recent months that they are ready to spend on promising but unproven players, as evidenced by the signing of Argentina U20 attacker Alejo Veliz in August for £13 million.
Although Postecoglou makes a very alluring offer, Liverpool, Manchester United, Brentford, West Ham United, and Barcelona are also said to be interested.
Who is Arthur Vermeeren?
His four direct contributions from the previous year, when he won the Belgian Pro League, have already been surpassed. This indicates that, in a dynamic Tottenham team, he will continue to grow and bounce off other prodigies who share his vision.
Vermeeren presents himself as a dynamic ace already. In levels similar to the Belgian Pro League, he ranks in the top 13% of midfielders for progressive passes and tackles, the top 16% for interceptions, and the top 19% for clearances per 90, according to FBref.
Spurs should seize the opportunity because, despite his youth, he already plays with a confidence and swagger that belies his age.
The young master has the ability to even outperform Pape Matar Sarr, who has been an incredible player for Tottenham in the middle of the midfield. Fabrizio Romano once described the promising player as having “fantastic” potential, comparing him to a young Paul Pogba.
This season, the Senegalese sensation, aged 21, has started seven of Tottenham’s league outings and has dazzled with his all-encompassing craft, completing 90% of his passes, and making 1.1 key passes, 1.6 tackles and 5.4 ball recoveries per game.
Vermeeren, comparatively, boasts an 88% pass success rate in his division thus far, averaging 1.6 key passes, 1.8 tackles, 1.5 interceptions and 8.3 ball recoveries per match, also succeeding with 63% of his dribbles – showcasing his potential superiority to Sarr.
Truly a “remarkable” youngster, as he has been called by one scout, it’s very easy to forget that the Belgium U21 international is scarcely into adulthood, and should Postecoglou secure his services, it could be the starring moment of what tantalises to be an incredible reign in London.