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Young defenders Tino Livramento and Micky van de Ven complete big-money transfers in the English Premier League. Newcastle signs Livramento from Southampton for £30 million ($38 million), while Tottenham buys Van de Ven from Wolfsburg for £34 million ($43 million). Livramento cites the opportunity to be mentored by Kieran Trippier as a key factor in his decision.
In a surprising turn of events, young defenders Tino Livramento and Micky van de Ven have made waves in the English Premier League with their big-money transfers. Newcastle, a club owned by Saudi Arabia and set to return to the Champions League next month, secured the services of England under-21 defender Livramento from Southampton for a staggering fee of at least £30 million ($38 million). The 20-year-old Livramento has signed a five-year contract with the club. On the other hand, Tottenham reportedly paid an initial £34 million ($43 million) to Wolfsburg for the acquisition of Netherlands U21 center back Van de Ven. However, the 22-year-old's move is still subject to approval for a work permit. If successful, Van de Ven will join Tottenham on a six-year deal.
Livramento expressed his excitement about being mentored by Kieran Trippier, the veteran England right back who played in the 2019 Champions League final for Tottenham. Livramento hopes that Trippier will help him improve as a player and develop his skills as a full back. It is worth noting that the price for Livramento has skyrocketed since his departure from Chelsea to Southampton two years ago.
Livramento had an impressive first full season in the Premier League, but unfortunately, he suffered a serious knee injury that kept him out of action for almost a year. However, he made a strong comeback towards the end of last season, despite Southampton's relegation.
As for Van de Ven, he spent two years in the Bundesliga, even captaining Wolfsburg in some games. Although he was in the Dutch preliminary squad for the 2022 World Cup, he did not make the final selection by coach Louis van Gaal.
Tottenham, a team that lost the Champions League final to Liverpool four years ago, finds itself without European competition for the first time in 14 seasons after finishing in eighth place in the Premier League.
These transfers mark an exciting development in the Premier League, as young talents like Livramento and Van de Ven have the potential to make a significant impact on their respective teams. It will be interesting to see how they adapt to their new environments and contribute to the success of their clubs.