Tottenham could end up paying an extra €10m for defender Micky van der Ven this season, if they qualify for the Champions League.

That’s according to SportBILD, who say if Tottenham can continue their fine early season form it could end up costing them in the deal for Van de Ven.

He was one of several signings to arrive in the summer, joining in a €40m deal from Wolfsburg that includes various other clauses.

He’s been a key player since day one, with Ange Postecoglou not hesitating to put him into the first team and build a relationship with Christian Romero.

That’s a decision which has worked out for both parties, with Tottenham impressing early on and currently sitting top of the Premier League with 20 points from eight games and no defeats so far.

They appear to be on course for a big season, with Champions League qualification surely now the aim after such a strong start.

That’s something Wolfsburg are keeping a close eye on as, if Tottenham ‘continue to be so successful’, they will see the transfer fee for Van de Ven rise to €50m.

There are various clauses to make that happen which will have to be met but one of the big things is Tottenham qualifying for the Champions League.

There’s a long way to go for that to potentially happen but it’s a situation to keep an eye on moving forwards, particularly if Spurs continue to shine.