Agent: Tottenham make emphatic decision on future of 24-year-old defender
By Amir Mir
Tottenham have rejected multiple offers for defender Kevin Wimmer, according to the player’s agent.
Mithat Halis told ESPN that Spurs want to keep the 24-year-old after turning down several offers from Premier League and Bundesliga clubs.
Austrian international Wimmer joined the north London club from Cologne in 2015 for a fee of £5.1million.
And Halis confirmed that Wimmer’s old club was one of the interested parties.
“Cologne made an offer,” Halis told ESPN. “There have been a few offers from the Premier League and the Bundesliga. There is a lot of interest.
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“Tottenham do not want to sell. All offers have been turned down and he is staying.”
Wimmer has played seven games in all competitions this season, starting all of those matches and last featured during the FA Cup win against Aston Villa.
Senior centre-back Jan Vertonghen is set to be sidelined with an ankle ligament injury, which means Wimmer could battle with left-back Ben Davies for a place in the Spurs back three.
Football Insider verdict:
Kevin Wimmer should consider making a move away from White Hart Lane because a player of his calibre should be getting regular game time. Unfortunately for him the players who are ahead of him in the Spurs pecking order are of a much higher standard. The injury to Jan Vertonghen could perhaps see him feature more regular in the coming weeks for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, but that does not guarantee him regular football in the long run. If Spurs are willing, they should allow the centre-back to move on loan, so he can, at the very least, develop into a player that can challenge the senior duo of Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld in future campaigns.
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