This Tottenham player is, in William Gallas’ opinion, the finest signing of the season, according to the former Arsenal defender.
Tottenham bought seven players in the summer transfer window, including Brennan Johnson, Alejo Veliz, Manor Solomon, Micky van de Ven, Guglielmo Vicario, and James Maddison. It was a great transfer window for Tottenham.
Maddison and van de Ven have stood out among the additions, but all of them have had an instant effect.
Since Maddison, a former Leicester City player, has scored three goals and provided five assists in his ten games thus far, many have declared him the league’s best-ever acquisition.
Beyond just his on-field accomplishments, he has a significant beneficial impact on Spurs thanks to his leadership qualities.
Even though Maddison has had a fantastic start to his Tottenham career, Gallas thinks that former Wolfsburg defender Micky van de Ven is the true outstanding addition of the year.
Van de Ven strengthened Tottenham’s defense right away and made a smooth transition to the tough and cutthroat Premier League. His back-court duo with Cristian Romero has shown to be quite effective.
Gallas emphasized that no one had ever heard of him before he went to Tottenham. What makes him the finest addition of the season, in Gallas’s opinion, is his ability to adjust from the Bundesliga to the Premier League and have a big influence on the club.
In an interview with The Mirror (via HITC), he said:
Van van Ven: “James Maddison is not the best signing of the season.”
“We were aware of Maddison’s talent previously, so it made sense for him to join the Spurs. The fact that he is doing so well is not shocking, because Tottenham’s players are superior to Leicester’s.
“Van de Ven is a rookie in the Premier League who was unknown before he arrived.
He needed to get used to a new squad and league. He is a flawless player who plays a very straightforward style of basketball. Now that people are talking about him, he is beginning to succeed.
Similar to Virgil van Dijk’s influence upon joining Liverpool from Southampton, Micky van de Ven had a similar effect on the Tottenham defense.
But Van Dijk had already been playing in the Premier League which is why he did not need time to adapt at Liverpool. But the fact that van de Ven had no prior PL experience makes his better.