Deal for Tottenham defender given green light, manager to make final decision - Sky sources
By Harry Sykes
West Brom’s £15million move for Tottenham defender Kevin Wimmer has been given the green light by the midlands club’s bosses, according to a report.
Sky Sports reported on their Transfer Centre blog (Sunday, 2.15pm) that it will now be up to manager Tony Pulis as to whether he wants to complete the move.
He will have to decide whether he wants to spend a big part of his transfer budget on the 24-year-old Austrian international.
Sky report that he will make the decision in the next couple of days, and that Tottenham will sell as Wimmer’s fallen down the pecking order following the arrival of Davinson Sanchez.
Sky also report that West Brom are still keen on keeping Jonny Evans, even if they do land Wimmer.
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Evans has been the subject of a reported bid from Premier League giants Manchester City.
Football Insider verdict:
This is a great deal for all parties and we’d expect it to go through in the next few days. Wimmer deserves a move and another shot at the top-flight in England. Pulis’ West Brom side are defensively tough and Wimmer will fit in perfectly. If Man City do push ahead with a big-money move for Jonny Evans it’s going to be tough to see West Brom hold onto him. Wimmer would make the perfect replacement and it could mean that Pulis actually ends up with more money to spend after the two deals. Wimmer isn’t anywhere near the Tottenham first team, and the north London club will be happy to have the money for his sale.
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