Cologne defender, Kevin Wimmer, have finally completed a deal with Tottenham Hotspur. The 22-year-old player will officially join the new club in June. He will sign a four-year contract with Spurs and join the club for fee believed to be around £4 million.
“I go to Tottenham, it is the next step in my development,” confirmed the Austrian man, after the 2-2 draw game with Wolfsburg. “I don’t mind whether they make the Europe League. I go to Tottenham, to go to the next level,” he continued.
The deal is expected to be formally confirmed within the next two weeks as WImmer agreeing the contract to move to White Hart Lane. Previously, Wimmer has joined Koln in 2012 from Linz from just 250,000. The player made his Bundesliga breakthrough this season and his height, 6ft and 2in, is believed to have the physical qualification to compete in the Premier League. This move will be a momentum in his football career.
Reported beforehand in March, Spurs were actually discussing a potential deal for Wimmer and wanted him to sign for the club since the beginning of this year. However, the could not offload their unwanted central defenders, YounesKaboul and VladChiriches, who were both available for loan ahead of the winter window.
Wimmer was enlisted as the most wanted player to Spurs as his fits the club’s renewed policy of signing young, hungry players who are happy to develop under the leadership of head coach Mauricio Pochettino and his staff. They really want to build their team around a core of young players who the coach has been encouraged to bring through.
It will be such a busy summer of transfer activity at Spurs as they are also desperate to find buyers for striker Emmanuel Adebayor and midfielder Paulinho. Part of the young team policy is also to graduate more academy players into the first team, and the first of those players will be Alex Pritchard.