Done deal: Tottenham agree terms for another defender exit
By Danny Wright
Tottenham have confirmed that Kevin WImmer has become that latest defender to leave the club this summer having completed his transfer to Stoke.
Spurs announced on their official Twitter account on Tuesday morning that Wimmer, 24, had ended his two-year stay in north London with Stoke confirming on their official Twitter account that he has penned a five-year deal to complete his £18million switch.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 29, 2017
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) August 29, 2017
Wimmer’s exit is perhaps down to the signing of Davinson Sanchez from Ajax, who is expected to push the Austria international further down Mauricio Pochettino’s pecking order.
He is the fourth defender to leave Tottenham this summer, following Kyle Walker’s move to Manchester City, Federico Fazio’s to Roma and Cameron Carter-Vickers’ loan switch to Sheffield United.
The ex-Koln centre-back made a total of 31 appearances across all competitions for Tottenham and it appeared his time was over at the club on Sunday when he was completed left out of the squad that drew 1-1 with Burnley at Wembley.
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Football Insider Verdict
Wimmer is a very good signing for Stoke, but they have perhaps overspent slightly on someone who doesn’t have a lot of Premier League experience to his name given his age. Daniel Levy has pulled a blinder in getting £18million for a player who is on the fringe of the squad and that will no doubt help fund any more transfer business that Spurs are likely to do in the coming days. Pochettino still needs to bolster his attack force as well as complete the signing of Serge Aurier to replace Walker. It’s going to be a big few days for Spurs, but they cannot make the same mistakes of last year and spend over the odds on average players.
In other Tottenham news, the father of this top-flight forward has admitted that his son could possibly join Spurs.