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Postecoglou has told Levy not to sign £40m Premier League man

By Mehdi Gokal -

Tottenham have been linked with a move for Wolves defender Max Kilman this summer.

Daily Express journalist Ryan Taylor previously reported that Tottenham are definitely looking at the defender and that Wolves will be keen on selling him if they receive a good offer.

However, Tottenham have just confirmed the signing of Micky van de Ven from Wolfsburg who joins them for an initial £34.5m.

According to journalist Tim Spiers, speed in a defender is a big factor for manager Ange Postecoglou which is why Spurs opted for Micky van de Ven over Kilman despite the fact that both the players are very similar in attributes.

Speaking on The View From The Lane Podcast, Spiers said:

“I feel like speed is the key here in terms of why they were so keen to bring him [Micky Van de Ven] in.

“I know that they looked really closely at Max Kilman from Wolves and that the recruitment team were really hot on him and I can understand why.

“He and Van de Ven share an awful lot of attributes in terms of their size, their physicality, Kilman is excellent technically.

“A similar price as well, I think Kilman could be got for £40m from what I hear.

“He also has family in London, I think he would have been open to the move, but the issue with Kilman is he’s not quick, that’s what he lacks.

“And I do feel like speed is the key to what Postecoglou wants. From what I’m told the recruitment team were really hot on Kilman but Postecoglou was not and I would imagine it’s for that reason.”

Spurs are not done yet as reports suggests that Ange Postecoglou wants another defender before the end of this transfer window.

They are expected to speak with Barcelona tonight to discuss a permanent move for Clement Lenglet at a reduced fee. They have also been strongly linked with Bayer Leverkusen’s Edmond Tapsoba.

They play their final pre-season game against Barcelona tonight before returning to England to prepare for the season opener against Brentford on Sunday.


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