Pundit warns Spurs that ‘flawless’ star might leave soon in search of trophies

He may have only been at Spurs a year now, but according to Garth Crooks, Micky van de Ven could be looking at a potential exit in the near future if he doesn’t win any trophies soon.

Spurs made one of the signings of the season when they landed van de Ven from Wolfsburg last summer in a deal worth a reported £43m (Sky Sports).

The young centre-half has been one of the shining lights in Ange Postecoglou‘s first season in North London. Indeed, the partnership van de Ven has forged alongside Cristian Romero has been a particular highlight, with the pair offering stability at the back and even contributing goals in attack.

It has been a season of ups and downs for Spurs. Despite a strong start, the Lilywhites’ inconsistent form of late has seen them miss out on the chance to finish in the top four and it looks like Europa League football is on the menu for next season now.

Micky van de Ven
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Micky van de Ven needs trophies, says Crooks

While that is progress compared to last year, Garth Crooks believes some players will begin to get restless if Spurs don’t start bringing in silverware soon.

He told the BBC: “Apart from the horror show at St James’ Park where Spurs were trounced by Newcastle and Micky van de Ven looked like he had skis on his feet instead of football boots, he’s had a flawless season.

“Van de Ven is to Spurs what Saliba is to Arsenal, and that is irreplaceable at the moment. Quite apart from his pace and composure, he takes his goals like an experienced striker. His finish against Burnley… was breathtakingly brilliant.

“The problem both Van de Ven and Saliba have is they are outstanding young defenders who are not currently winning any trophies and should that continue they won’t be at either club for very much longer.”

Spurs Web Opinion

I wouldn’t have thought van de Ven would be in any particular rush, at least not more than any other player. Everyone wants to win trophies of course, and we are in a good place to move forward next year and make that happen.

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