If 22-year-old defender Kevin Wimmer does not move to Tottenham now it will be a surprise.
For several days news has been swirling around that Spurs are closing in on Cologne defender Kevin Wimmer.
Wimmer revealed in March that Spurs were interested in signing him, while Cologne sporting director Jorg Schmadtke said last month that “he’ll play for us until the summer and we’ll take it from there.”
The quotes have kept on flowing during the international break, with Wimmer refusing to confirm he’s agreed terms to move to White Hart Lane, however he has called a move to Tottenham a “dream”. Wimmer said:
The two clubs have yet to agree because of the transfer fee. They are still negotiating. 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.
I’m not someone who wants to stop developing. That is why England would be the next step. I’m playing in Germany. This is pretty much the best league in the world.
The English Premier League is the only one that can match that. 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.
This week the transfer appeared to be iron-clad, after Austrian national team coach Marcel Koller all-but confirmed the deal is done.
As reported by Austria’s Laola, Koller told the press:
He has played exactly the same as I’ve seen him do already in Cologne. 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.
Tottenham return to Premier League action this weekend when they take on Burnley at Turk Moor on Sunday.