By Derek Smithson

Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer will become a regular starter at the club if he stays with them, according to his representative.

Agent Jurgen Werner believes that his client has the qualities to force his way into the starting line-up within the next two years.

The 24-year-old made just 10 senior appearances last season across all competition and slipped behind the likes of teammates Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Eric Dier in the pecking order.

“They still see him as a talent. If he stays, he will be a regular in two years’ time,” Werner told German outlet Spox. “The top clubs of the Premier League all have more experienced players, and John Stones [at Manchester City] is the only regular under 25.

However, Wimmer is being linked with a move away from the north London club.

The Mirror report that Southampton are keen on signing the centre-back, but are seriously put off by the £20million price tag.

Wimmer’s agent Werner has stated the player has also received interest from some other European teams, but Spurs’ valuation is too high.

“There was also interest from Germany and Italy, but because of the price, it is difficult for all clubs outside the Premier League,” he said.

Wimmer was on the fringes of the Spurs squad last year and managed just five appearances in the Premier League.

The Austria international moved to White Hart Lane in 2015 and has proven himself to be an accomplished centre-back during his 31 appearances.

His agent is backing him to become a future star and it’s unclear where he will be playing next season.

In other Tottenham transfer news, they are lining up talks with a 28-year-old defender.

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