Tottenham look like they have completed a £4.4 million move for FC Koln defender Kevin Wimmer after Austria head coach, Marcel Koller confirmed the defender will move to the Premier League this summer.
Wimmer’s national team coach, Koller has said that he will make the switch to England this summer with Spurs believed to be the players’ destination.
“He has played exactly the same as I’ve seen him do already in Cologne,” Koller is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail. “On the ball he is very calm, not rushed.
“He switches in the summer to England. With his young age he still has potential to improve. He has it all.”
The 22-year-old centre-back is one of the Bundesliga’s most promising players but looks set to leave Koln for just £4.4 million in a deal that will help bolster a Spurs backline that has conceded 45 goals in 30 games this year – the fifth worst defence in the league.
Wimmer has only missed one game for Koln in the Bundesliga this season and has helped his side boast the sixth-best defensive record in Germany.
The youngster has already said how a move to Spurs would be a dream in a move the player feels would help him develop further under Mauricio Pochettino.Embed from Getty Images
“The two clubs have yet to agree because of the transfer fee. They are still negotiating,” he told Laola TV.
“It would be a dream to move to a top club like Tottenham. For me, the transfer is a big step, a step with which I can develop myself. That’s why I want to take the chance.
“For me, the English league would be a great challenge. There I can develop because it’s very demanding. I’m a fan of English football.”
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